My love for art began at a very early age. My formal training started with a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute where I spent all the time I possibly could. It continued through High School and later with Adult Education classes days and or evenings.
Marriage and family prompted a move to San Diego, CA in 1970 and I studied under Joe Garcia, Susan Clark and Cloyd Bedke while raising my family and managing the Florist, Antique and Art Gallery I owned. In addition, showing my work at many local Art League Shows and capturing numerous awards.
Since our move to the Southeast in 1993 and then to Bristol, TN in 1998, I’ve been with the Watauga Valley Art League, Kingsport Art Guild, The Arts Depot, Art of the Highlands, 606 State Street Gallery in Bristol, TN, and other organizations. I have presented my work to the public over these past years at numerous juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Kentucky.
I’m presently a resident artist at the Arts Depot in Abingdon, VA and member and Treasurer of the 606 State Street Gallery in Bristol, TN.
My art is currently exhibited at many local commercial establishments both in Virginia and in Tennessee.
I paint what I truly care about and the things I love that are all around me and us.
I’ve worked with all medias and Watercolor is my passion…………I feel a special charm in each subject I put to paper and wish to share it with others hoping they will join me in my appreciation of what we truly do have to enjoy and be thankful for.
I’ve studied the artistic and assembly processes of fused dichroic glass that allows me to further utilize all the wonderful colors and forms that abound her with us to create one of kind pieces.