I have been an artist all my life. Earliest memories include a drawing published in the elementary school paper when I was in the first grade.
As a non-traditional student, I completed my BA in Arts and Humanities, with my emphasis in studio art and art history, graduating with honors from Michigan State University in 2010.
I am a full time, retired resident of Southwest Florida enjoying time to devote to exploration of my art. I love to spend time at the beach fishing and swimming. Much of my inspiration comes from the beautiful sea and skies of the Gulf of Mexico.
Over the years I have worked in several mediums including watercolor and pen and ink. Currently, I am exploring color palettes, shapes and textures in acrylics. I am a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League and the Fort Myers Alliance for the Arts.
I am currently working in a technique that I call “paint sculpting”. I drape canvas over chairs and boxes to create hills and valleys and then pour layers upon layers of acrylic color to create translucent affects. I stretch the canvas after the work is completed. I am continually amazed at the results achieved. Expected and Unexpected. I start with a rough composition in mind, but usually the paint takes over. I achieve fluidity, movement and depth with this technique.