From my earliest years my interest in all kinds of creativity was a source of happiness for me. Whether I was actively participating or an observer, art was definitely a critical and an important part of my development and the path I was to follow.
All through school my creativity was given opportunity to shine and develop and my passion for it grew. My personal life, while tumultuous at times, was tempered by my love of art and the place it allowed me to go inside myself to reflect, create, and to find balance and harmony in life. With encouragement from my high school art teacher, I applied for and received a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design in my home town of Columbus, Ohio. The journey began with six and a half intense and wonderful years of training and education including art history, painting, drawing, graphics, color theory, pottery, sculpture in wood and stone.
After graduating I gave back my artistic knowledge in various venues working with special needs children and adults with the Butler County 169 program teaching independent classes to school age children and adults for the Hamilton-Fairfield Arts Council, now the Fitton Center in Hamilton and Fairfield Community Art Center in Fairfield, Ohio. I am currently teaching classes to Residents of Fairfield Pavilion and at the Middleton Arts Center where I've been for 44 years. I truly believe that art is a valuable and sustaining part of our lives.
My drawings and mixed-media work were showcased in August 2011 at the Middletown Art Center in Middletown, Ohio. I also have artwork in corporate and private collections. I accept commissions, and am currently producing new drawings for future exhibitions.