I draw and paint and write and talk. I love being with children. I used to work in public radio. I have been a Montessori teacher and administrator. I provide speaking services, freelance illustration, and learning sessions for Montessori preschool students.
I fill small sketchbooks and journals with my drawing and writing. I love crowded city streets and windswept mountaintops. Yellow used to be my favorite color but right now it might be fuchsia. I swim in lakes and hike on trails and paddle on rivers. I play the piano late at night. I have grown a garden and shoveled snow and cooked dinner and hosted parties and raised our children and ridden my bike in Minneapolis for 36 years.
I moved to New York City in the fall of 2021. I'm making a home here for a while. I'm learning to love Brooklyn (Ft. Greene in particular) and to make my way to the school where I teach on my bike, along the Hudson River. As 2022 begins, I feel a bit overwhelmed and hopeful at the same time. I want to be a better citizen of the planet and a voice for equity in all I do. I am trying to manage my anger and despair with fierce and open gentleness.
In my sixties, it feels imperative to muscle into my art.
I have a daily practice of drawing and writing.
I want to share my work with you.
My watercolor portrait of George Floyd was exhibited in the
October 2-November 13, 2020 / Wildwood Library /Mahtomedi, Minnesota