Her published work is on the material culture of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Rockbridge County, Virginia. She also served as Associate Director of Education and Exhibits at the Jackson House Historic Museum, Lexington, Virginia. She is founder of Women Artists in the Arctic. In 2009 she was Cy Twombly’s assistant for the executation of The Ceiling for the Louvre, Paris. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College and a Master of Arts from James Madison University. She is professor of Art and Art History at Southern Virginia University.