Always “the new kid”, I went to six different elementary schools. I graduated from Stony Brook University in New York, where I looped through “practical” majors: Physics, Comparative Religions, German and English, but elected art classes.

As a mostly single mom with two daughters, my practicality extended to working in the computer services field until I retired for the second time in 2014. Somehow I managed to study with nationally recognized artists including Aline Feldman, Japanese woodcut printmaker; Susan Abbott, watercolor and oil painter, and Zdzislaw Sikora, stone lithographer and etcher.

In the mid-1980s I showed hand-pulled art prints. Over the next twenty years, watercolor was my favored medium and I explored landscapes from the perspective of birds. From 2004 to 2008, I owned and taught at “The Art Roost”, a creative recovery studio in Luray, Virginia.

My work has been juried into Strathmore Hall in Rockville, Maryland, the Art Warehouse in Luray, Virginia, and the Burwell Mill Art Show in Millwood, VA among other venues. From 2015 through 2018, I was represented by Art First Gallery in Fredericksburg, Virginia. A 2017 solo show featured acrylic, oil and mixed media paintings of commuters. In 2018, a solo show of twenty of my paintings was held in the Fawn Lake community of Spotsylvania, Virginia.   

Thirty-four permanent addresses, in twice as many years, keeps me seeing with fresh eyes.

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