I am a Fine Artist who loves to create with all materials. I have been blessed with a beautiful family and a wonderful passion and a glorious studio. I have been an active Fine artist for over 40 years and numerous galleries represent my work. My work can be found in private and corporate collections nationally and internationally.
I also instruct Fine arts in my studio, and taught at DeSales University for 27 years. Within the studio my instruction includes portfolio preparation for college admission, where I have assisted 100’s of students with the portfolio process, and can share a wealth of stories and examples.
My main work as a Fine Artist is working with the figure, but abstractions aren’t far behind. I have honed a great respect and quality with the encaustic medium and process. At any given time I will be working in clay, in particular mouth blown and hand built stoneware, jewelry and fiber arts. The common thread in my work becomes the textural element and the coloration. I tend to use the same carry through of texture on my clay pieces as my paintings, and the same compositional balance.
As a mother of three this never seemed to be an unusual way to work. But a happy creative place where materials were always accessible and many solutions.
Look closely at my work and find fibers in my paintings and in my clay, stones in my paintings which transition into the clay. Creative play with words often happens. Clay slabs can actually move onto my painted surfaces. But balance is always crucial, and craftsmanship essential.