I have enjoyed drawing and painting nearly all my life since about age three. I believe I inherited the desire from my grandfather , Ernest Coxhead, who was a successful architect in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 1900's and beyond, and a very good watercolorist. As I was growing up I taught myself drawing and painting by the trial and error method , and as an adult a few workshops with painters whose work I liked ( Charles Surendorf, Milford Zornes, Elizabeth Holland McDaniel), and welcome advice from then- relative Ray Strong were helpful to my techniques. While I was at UC Davis (1948-1952) as an Animal Science major, I learned the silk-screen printing technique in a Home Economics class-- the only art class given at UC Davis in those days!

Right now, I am enjoying painting African-inspired animals in watercolors, creating raku-fired pottery tiles of horses and flowers in the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City , Nevada, and continuing to produce my unique hand-screened note cards in my home studio.

I live with my husband Jim McFarland on a small 12- acre ranch in the beautiful Antelope Valley in eastern California, about an hour drive north of Mono Lake. We raise AQHA horses and Pembroke Welsh Corgis - you will see some of them depicted in my cards, tiles, and paintings as well as the spectacular landscape that surrounds us! All of my work is available from this website or by mail.