Life as an Artist

A Portrait of an Artist 


I think I was born an artist. At any rate, I had my first lesson (outside of school) at 8 years old. I was fortunate to have parents who encouraged my love of art and had arty friends who could teach me.

I studied Art and Literature in college and went on to become a graphic artist for a government contractor. It was very boring work. I opened my own photography studio, “The Feminine Mystique” and created boudoir portraits for many wonderful women. I had a fallow period when gardening was my most creative endeavor. Finally, I returned to painting in 2007.

I’ve had “Shared Visions” since about 2010. Although the the act of creating art is most often a private one, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to share. For me the act of sharing it is as important as creating it. I don’t want my creations to spend their lives on MY walls or worse in my closet. I want them to land on OTHER walls. 

Check out my work and think what any given piece would say about YOU if it was on YOUR walls.

2nd Place 2018


2nd Place 2016

Second Place 2020

Second Place 2018

Honorable Mention 2017

“Fissure” $150

2nd Place winner


2nd Place


“Thanksgiving” $200

First Place 


Shows and Awards

Group Shows


“Fall Show”  Art Guild of Orange Park 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

SoMMA shows: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021

Arnold Grummer “Paper on the River” 2021 

Personal Shows

“Students and Teacher”