It was the state I was born in, Massachusetts where I began drawing and painting in my early years. Over time I worked with artists and instructors in drawing, oils, and acrylics. I instructed in fabric painting and tole painting during those years.
I exhibited my work at local shows, galleries, and shops and at one point, was part owner of a gallery and gift shop in Norton where I painted, held classes, and created custom floral designs. I also was a member of several local art groups.
After we moved in 1992 to Dunedin, Florida my desire was to work in watercolor. Classes for this medium brought me to the Dunedin Fine Art Center where I studied with artists and instructors from the area and attended numerous workshops.
For fourteen years, I presented my work at profession art shows throughout Florida. I have and will continue to be the student and take classes at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and from local artists and workshops.
I am a member of Studio 1212 Gallery, Creative Artists Guild, TESA-The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, and The Beach Art Center. It is with these organizations that I will show my work through their galleries and venues. I have received numerous awards for my work both through these artists groups as well as galleries and art shows throughout the area.
My artistic philosophy of why I paint and enter into other creative interests is very simple – I try to enjoy every minute that I am in this world.
There is always so much to learn in the creative world. One does not need to be a Picasso or a Georgia O’Keeffe – you just have to feel and enjoy what you are doing whatever the creative venture maybe.