I studied art at Baldwin-Wallace College and most enjoyed drawing the human figure and portraits. I worked with charcoal because of the way I could manipulate the lights and darks without depending on linear drawing. It was sculpting as I drew and eventually I found the same satisfaction in pastel painting. I love the deep rich pigments in pastels and use many different tools to blend colors and sharpen the edges, but I enjoy using my fingers the most.
After college, life took me down many paths where it was difficult to find the time or space to paint and then I met and married my husband, Bob. We moved to Happy Valley where Bob, “The Fiddle Maker,” set up his fiddle shop in the basement. That is when I finally I realized I had the time and just needed the space to start painting again. Bob had a studio built for me, the “Hut”, so I would have my own space to create. So, in mid-life, I am coming out of the closet.
I have a very representational style. I paint portraits, landscapes and still life. I find great beauty in the poetry of everyday life and am intrigued by the effect of light on the subjects of my work. It blesses me to see others enjoy the gift that God has given me.