I was born in Lakewood, Ohio, one of five girls. I had great parents who saw the value of exposing all of us to art, music, dance and theater. So my love of creativity was developed early on. I've worked with stained glass, beadwork, calligraphy, colored pencil, charcoal, oils and most recently, acrylic paint and fabric collage. I was very fortunate to have access to a community college in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania that offered traditional art instruction. I went on to apprentice with another student, Anthony Waichulis. I'm very grateful for the foundation all of these wonderful working artists and professionals offered to their students and consider myself blessed to have been able to learn and receive an art degree later in life. I've been painting off and on since 1997.
I'm currently living in Delaware and an active member of the Art League of Ocean City in Maryland working primarily as a collage artist. I loved designing stained glass and putting pieces together to form a whole has always been part of my working process. My faith reminds me that everything in life, the good and the bad, large and small, can work together for the good to make us who we are, and I try to display that concept in my art.
CURRENT WORKS RESUME:
“Mourning To Dancing” Sacred Art Juried Show, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN September 2022
WindMill Creek Winery, Berlin, MD Artist/Artisan Juried Show May 2022 (jewelry, wood plaques, small handbags inclusive)
Art league of Ocean City MD Beverly Bassford Memorial Juried Show-July 2022, 2021, 2019
Art League of Ocean City MD Corporate Member Juried Show-April 2022, 2021, 2019
Art League of Ocean City MD Shared Visions Collaborative Juried Show-January 2022
One Person Show Coffee Beanery 94th Street Ocean City, MD-July, August 2021
Art League of Ocean City MD Year End Award Winners Show-December 2018, 2019