I was born with crayolas in my hand. As a preschool child I loved drawing and coloring. In grade school I was even reprimanded for staying too long at the art table after we were called back to our desks. My real career as an artist though began when I was asked to do the covers for our school plays. Which I was very proud of.
I took art classes all through high school and was awarded the Senior Art Award my senior year of high school. Not knowing any artists and having no idea how to have a career as an artist, I asked my art teacher about commercial school and was told that companies didn’t hire women in that field. That was the beginning of years lost in the wilderness.
I worked in various positions in business while taking art classes wherever I could. In order to advance to better positions, I got and MBA at Cornell University. However, business never fed my soul.
So I decided to devote myself to what I really loved. That is art. I became serious about training myself as an artist and attended classes at State University of New York at Binghamton. I also spent part of one summer doing an independent study in Rome with the Cornell Art Program in Rome. Then followed many private studies with some accomplished artists including Gillian Perdenson-Krag, art professor at Cornell University.
I was having success with my art regionally. Then I moved to Washington, DC. There I became involved with the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA and participated in shows there.. After taking some time away from painting, I moved to California, found a studio and became a member of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. I have been painting avidly since.
I’m now actively showing my work nationally.
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