Angi took the long, scenic route from growing up in Aspen Colorado to North Texas. But the stops along the way in California (twice), Mississippi, and Alaska provided a wealth of inspiration for her art. Being an air force wife isn't always easy, but it does have the advantage of lots of travel, opportunities to meet interesting people, and exposure to art from a variety of cultures.
Angi's original career had little to do with art; she worked for 22 years in hospitals as a Respiratory Therapist. When the air force transferred her husband to Korea for a year, she stayed behind in Atwell, California with their teenage daughter. Looking for something to fill the time, she decided to take some art courses, and in short order her love of art led her to become a full time art student at Cal State University. In 1985, when the air force transferred the family back to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas, Angi pursued her art education at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas in Denton TX.