I was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1954. I am the youngest of three children. My father was a tool and dye maker and a manufacturing engineer. My mother was a nurse.

As a young child, I was introduced to the mysteries of winter blizzards, and thus began my life-long interest in the world of nature. I suppose I could have gone in the direction of science, but I had a leaning toward those things both visual and “unexplainable.”

We lived in many places, ending up in Racine, Wisconsin, where I graduated from high school. From there I went to Bloomington, Illinois where I earned a B.F.A. degree and a Master’s degree (both in art). I married the love of my life, Ed McCullough, in 1978.

I taught art to all grade levels (K-12) for 34 years in Cissna Park, Illinois. To this day, those years of teaching remain rich and fulfilling. Now retired, I am able to paint fulltime. My life has always been about the making of art, beginning with stone carving during my undergraduate years.

My husband Ed, a professional sculptor, and I live in Cissna Park, where we continue to make art and share our lives with our dogs and close friends.


1977 Illinois Wesleyan University, BFA in Art
1980 Illinois State University, MA in Art
1994 Governors State University, postgraduate, printmaking
2000 Governors State University, postgraduate, painting
2001 Governors State University, postgraduate, painting
2010 Governors State University, postgraduate, painting