Summary of her biography:
My love affair with drawing began at a very early age, in the late 40’s, thanks to my Mom and Dad who illustrated the ABC’s for me and put it in my very own book. I grew up with Disney, of course, and later with Norman Rockwell’s covers on Post magazine, but it was only by Providence (& my Spanish teacher’s mercy) that I was admitted into the University of California at Davis, where I had the great privilege of learning how to draw & paint from Wayne Thiebaud, who along with my ceramics teacher, Robert Arneson, I took classes from all four years during 1961-1965. Both of their art has influenced my own in very deep ways, and in 1970 a portrait I did of Wayne Thiebaud won a Purchase Award from the Sacramento Regional Arts Council at the Festival of the Arts, and hung in Sacramento City Hall for a year…
Actually, my fine art endeavors started off rather well after graduation from U.C. Davis with shows at various galleries and awards for my work…The summer after graduation, I drove a friend to Pasadena and naively decided to go to Disney Studios looking for a job while I was in the area. As Providence would have it, Disney Studios didn’t need me, but they just happened to have an opening in Tomorrowland drawing "Pastel Profiles"! That was the beginning of a now 41 year career drawing caricatures for fun and profit…but after marriage and a move to Sacramento, then kids and church, I put my art on the back burner.
Finally, in 1986, I was bursting at the s