A mom and former art teacher, this artist creates characters that delight children and adults alike. Her popular designs such as the "Ballerina Frog" are frequently reproduced on rugs and lamps. She earned a bachelor's of fine art and specialized in art education and printmaking. She began her art career by teaching private art lessons. Not only a teacher but also an eager student, she spent summers enhancing her skills at the Penland School in North Carolina and Blackheath School of Art in London. Her designs are known for their unique details, color and sense of whimsy.