'I love universal themes that have nature and animals as subject matter. Simple forms, vibrant color and texture animate my whimsical style that should leave you smiling. As a third generation artist, I grew up surrounded by the process of making art and wanted to share that with others. Recently retired from teaching visual art for 25 years at the local public high school, I am excited to explore the business of art. As an active art educator for over 35 years spanning kindergarten, grade school, college, and adult students I am looking forward to nurturing myself for a change. Even though education played a big role in my career, I have always been a producing artist and am prolific when it comes to the making of art. It makes me whole. My home of almost 30 years provides a lot of studio space for my artistic rambling.
It is in my nature to create artwork using a variety of media. Basically I am a painter with a masters in ceramics. My ceramic work explores functional and non-functional forms, usually with an animal theme that incorporates a painted surface. If I had to choose, watercolor is my favorite media! I love the sparkle of the white paper and the spontaneity of the flowing colors and techniques. Mural painting found me about 20 years ago and I have been brightening up people’s gardens, homes and businesses using exterior latex house paint.'