"Painting and farming have always coexisted in my life. Being a self-taught artist has given me the freedom and ability to give my attention to all those things I consider important, including my family and six grandchildren, working the farm that I own with my husband, Charlie, and painting the exquisitely picturesque landscape that I am surrounded by. My husband and I often go for drives in the country to experience the beauty firsthand as a way of doing research for my paintings. I believe in order to successfully portray the landscape as it is, I need to experience it daily, and do my best to do so. The Wisconsin landscape and the farms that dot our state's countryside are the reason I paint, and I cannot imagine painting anything else."
Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703