Luann was born in and raised surrounded by the Midwest farm country of Ohio. She has loved both animals and art since early childhood and began drawing at an early age. Luann earned a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design. She has enjoyed a long artistic career in the graphic design industry as an Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Photo Retoucher.
Luann's fascination with history provides inspiration for many of Luann's oil paintings. Friends and family members are often asked to pose for future paintings. Dedicated research and annual trips to the West, and to Historical reenactments and rendezvous are used to gather reference materials for future paintings.
Luann has painted professionally for over 40 years. She has earned numerous awards in juried National and International Miniature art shows. Her most recent accomplishment was having work accepted into the Royal Miniature Society, and her painting "Aleighna" was awarded the Mundy Sovereign Portrait Award, (2018).
In 2013 she was awarded Best in Show at the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and the painting was also awarded the purchase award for their permanent collection for her miniature oil, "A Woman's Touch".
In 2017, Luann was recognized for her quality in miniature art by being voted in as a signature member to the prestigious Miniature Artist of America (MAA).
She currently resides in rural Indiana with her fiancée and equine, canine and feline companions.