I split my time working in Sarasota, Florida, and Shelby Township, Michigan, USA. I have loved art and creating it for as long as I can remember. My favorite Christmas gift was a set of oil paints when I was 15. I still have the metal case and use some of the original brushes! After raising three beautiful daughters, a six-year diversion into ceramic clay work, and a day job as a graphic artist, I'm now back to painting! My studio companion, Pickledog, gets me up and going every morning reminding me that a good breakfast and a daily walk (or two) with Mother Nature are essential for raising endorphins and clearing the mind to create. I find inspiration in the sights, sounds, and fragrances on these adventures. I take my camera everywhere as my paintings are directly or indirectly influenced by the pictures I take. I’m grateful everyday that I am able to spend my time doing what I love. I'm fortunate also, to have a network of supportive friends and a wonderful family.
With all that said, I hope you find something here that moves you in a way that it originally moved me to create, or simply, you love it so much you can’t live without it!
Macomb Community College
Associate of Arts, 1982