Always involved in art and community functions. I had a store in North Conway Village NH many year selling only my own artwork when I lived in Fryeburg. My husband had a heating ventilation and sheet metal business in northern Maine. When Loring Air Force closed many of the contractor failed to pay us and left us in a miserable situation. I decided to make a product with our high tech equipment that didn’t depend on the local economy, designed products and went to the Philadelphia Gift Show starting a national wholesale business that we were active in for many years. Now I prefer to get the full price for my painted work and sell directly to the public through shows, Etsy and my studio.