Nature inspires me. People fascinate me. It’s a wonderful, dynamic world and my paintings, drawings and mixed media work strive to express a sort of “freeze frame” emotional, visual response to the subject matter as well as the media being used. Allowing watercolor, ink and paint to lead my art making process sets my imagination free to “see” whatever the color and medium suggests. This challenges me to combine these “suggestions” with my “vision” into a completed piece. Art provides an emotional outlet, a playground and safe place for all my feelings, fascinations and wild imaginings. It combines the best of working, playing, communicating and living in the moment.
Making art became a vital to me at an early age. I pursued art though High School and Buffalo State College years which lead to an B.S. in Art Education. Teaching elementary school art for several years led to teaching a variety of community education art courses. Life took its twists and turns but making art has been my “calling”. Retirement has given me the opportunity to work on my “first love” in a way I once only dreamed I could. Currently I am an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists as well as the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Centennial Art Center (Hamburg), and the East Aurora Art Society. Exhibits include Ten Thousand Vines Winery in Hamburg NY and in the 123rd Catalogue Exhibition of Buffalo Art Society (Sisti Gallery in North Tonawanda) and the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society’s 14th Annual International Exhibitions of Transparent Watercolors. Previous exhibitions include: The Centennial Art Center Library Exhibits, Enjoy The Journey Gallery, Evans Art Guild Exhibits, Kenan Center Niagara Frontier Regional Artists Exhibition.