B.A. Education from Pacific Lutheran University

Member of Colleagues of Calligraphy, since 1980, a fantastic group of people and resources for appreciating, enjoying, learning and applying calligraphy. In 1980 I attended a meeting in Colleagues meeting in St. Paul. Donald Jackson, calligrapher to the queen of England, was speaking. I realized my love of letters, letterforms, words and art (which began when I was an elementary student), was also shared by many others. I have taken many classes through the Colleagues, either with instructors they bring in or at national conventions. I have taught classes, served on the board and was librarian of their extensive collection for many years. 

Calligraphy Instructors include: Donald Jackson, Sheila Waters, Denis Brown, Marsha Brady, Annie Cicale, Holly Monroe, Jean Forno, Carl Rohrs, Valerie Weilmuenster, Peter Thornton, Alan Blackman, Timothy Botts, Laurie Doctor, Thomas Ingmire, Diane Von Arx Anderson, Charles Pierce, Victoria Pitman, Fran Strom, John Stevens, Mark VanStone, Connie Furgason, Carol Palleson, Dennis Ruud


  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Distinguished Alumni 1990 from Pacific Lutheran University
  • Honorable Mention Woodbury Art Festival, 2002
  • Featured artist at CrossView Art Festival
  • Featured artist at Woodbury Art Festival, 2008


Central Baptist, St Paul MN Luther Northwestern Seminary, St Paul MN
Central Lutheran Church, Mpls MN Lutheran Brotherhood (Thrivent), Mpls MN
Christ Lutheran, Marine-on-the-St. Croix MN Marywood University, Scranton PA
Central Lutheran Church, Mpls MN Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Lakeville MN
Central Presbyterian, St Paul MN River Falls Public Library, WI
Christ Lutheran, Marine-on-the-St. Croix MN Roseville Lutheran Church, MN
CIVA Scribes of Hope traveling exhibit 1997-1998 St. Anthony Park Lutheran, MN
CrossView Lutheran, Edina MN St. Christopher's Episcopal, Saint Paul, MN
Easter Lutheran, Eagan MN St. John's Hospital HealthEast
ELCA East Central Wisconsin Synod Conference St. Martin's Table, Mpls MN
ELCA Youth Convention, New Orleans St. Anthony Park Lutheran, MN

Elim Lutheran, Scandia, MN

St. Matthew's Episcopal, St Anthony Park MN
Grace Church, Roseville, MN St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
Hennepin Ave. Methodist, Mpls Susan Hensel Gallery, Mpls MN
Hope Presbyterian Church, Richfield MN Up North Gallery, Lindstrom
House of Hope Presbyterian, St Paul MN Woodbury Lutheran, Woodbury, MN
Luther College, Decorah Iowa Word of Peace, Rogers MN


  • Aid Association for Lutherans 2001 Calendar
  • Decision Magazine, The Quiet Heart section, 1993
  • it takes two, Christmas cards for 2005
  • Printery House cards and prints
  • Northwestern Products, prints
  • The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy & Illuminated Letters, by Janet Mehigan and Mary Noble summer 2005
  • The Lutheran, December 2000 cover art


Private and commercial commissions are most often on paper, but have also been on walls, wood, stone and furniture.

Clients include University of Minnesota; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; 3M; William Mitchell School of Law; University of St. Thomas; Luther Seminary; United Sugars Corporation; Roseville Lutheran Church; First Presbyterian,So St Paul, MN; Mountain View Lutheran, Seattle, WA; St. Victoria Catholic Church, Victoria MN; Church of St. Louis, King of France, The Little French Church, St Paul, MN; CIVA - Christians in the Visual Arts , Westminster Presbyterian, Mpls, MN.