I am a painter, born in Riverside, California. My artistic sensibility was early formed amidst California's beaches and lush orange groves, along with family drawing sessions at the kitchen table. In my teens I lived in Utah where my visual perceptions were sharpened by the daily vista of the islands in the Great Salt Lake. After spending most of my adult life making art and teaching in California, I now make my home amidst the spectacular mountains of Woodland Hills, Utah, while also managing to teach at Texas A&M University. My paintings have been shown in galleries in many states as well as in the Elmhurst Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, Springville Museum of Art, Woodbury Art Museum, BYU Museum of Art, Palm Springs Desert Museum, and LDS Church Museum of History and Art. My work has received regional and national awards, including museum purchases.

I have taught art at Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University as well as colleges and universities in California. I am the mother of four, married to Dennis Lisonbee, Professor of Digital Media at Utah Valley University. My little white doggie is named Spike.