Perkins graduated in illustration from Utah State University and worked as an illustrator mostly for magazines and some fashion illustration. Her career has taken many side roads before finally starting fine art painting, and painting what she really loves. Horses, cows, sheep, old farms, barns, and ranches, western rural landscapes are some of her favorite subjects; she is especially interested in land conservation of our rural landscapes. The majority of her work is done in layers with a palette knife or a combination of palette knife and brush creating a variety of textures and color tones.
Her work has been exhibited in Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, The American Plains Artist’s Show, The 16th Annual American Impressionist Society National Exhibition at Trailside Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, and The 46th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Art Show and Sale, Tucson AZ, The American Academy of Equine Art Spring Exhibition, Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show, American Women Artists Steamboat Fine Art Museum Juried Exhibition, and many local exhibitions including plein air events. Her paintings are also included in the book, Reflections of the West: Poets and Painters, published in 2015 by Range Magazine.