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 winner
Shows and Awards
“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
“Students and Teacher”