My art is based upon all of my life experiences up to now and reflects my passions - travel, music,
animals, friends & family. I’ve been a public school educator for 30 years and counting...
Grit is all the rage right now, but at any age making art takes guts!
For me, the artistic process is therapeutic, and it’s universal. I believe it’s an under-rated gift we all have.
Shut down early for most of us, because of all the pressure the world puts on us to do other things…
My mind is always spinning with ideas, and I work on more than one piece at a time. I draw directly on the
surface first. Quick, gestural sketches reveal the initial spirit of the image, subject to change over time.
Next, I color in and outside the lines, mixing paint on the surface as I go.
Finally I use paint or oil pastel to outline and refine the image. Sometimes, I collage.
There are lots of layers in life…