I am a contemporary botanical and nature artist based in the Washington, DC area.

From childhood I have been enthralled with weeds, bugs, four-legged critters and flowers. But it took many years for me to delve into creating botanical and nature art. After working in the graphic arts, public relations and as a caterer and personal chef, I took classes at the Corcoran School of Art + Design and the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC and received a certificate in botanical art. While at the Corcoran I received the Kenneth Stubbs Memorial Award for excellence in drawing and painting. (I was a surprised and happy old lady!)

My work has been shown at the Corcoran Museum, Washington, DC; United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC; Monticello Library, Charlottesville, VA; Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA; The Athenaeum, Alexandria, Virginia; National Agricultural Museum, Beltsville, MD; Architecture Center, Washington, DC; Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD; Cosmos Club, Washington, DC; Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD; and in galleries in the mid-Atlantic region.

My work has appeared on the front and back covers of the 2010 White House Holiday book and in Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic (Lydia Inglett Ltd. Publishing, 2014).

I am a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Botanical Artists Society of the National Capital Region.