My love for art began at an early age. My formal training started while in elementary school with a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute where spent all the time I possibly could. It continued through High School and later with Adult Education classes days and or evenings. Marriage and family prompted a move to San Diego, Ca. in 1970 and I began studying under Joe Garcia, Susan Clark and Cloyd Bedke while raising my family and managing the Florist, Antique and Art Gallery I owned. In addition, showing my work at many local Art League Shows and capturing numerous awards. Since our move to the Southeast in 1993 and then to Bristol, Tn. In 1998, I’ve been participating in the Watauga Valley Art League, Bristol Art Guild, The Arts Depot, and other organizations while presenting my work to the public at numerous juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Kentucky. My art is also shown at many commercial establishments. I paint what I truly care about and the things I love that are all around me. I’ve worked with all medias. Watercolor is my passion…………. I feel a special charm in each subject I put to paper and wish to share it with others hoping they will join me in my appreciation of what we truly do have to enjoy and be thankful for. I’ve recently begun fusing dichroic glass jewelry which also allows me to use the colors of glass and create unique one of a kind pieces.