I LOVE COLOR! Color can move you, thrill you, calm you, warm you and make you feel life is worth living. COLOR IS THE ENERGY WHICH RADIATES IN THE PAINTING.
Living in Florida I enjoy my exciting colorful tropical environment. Water scenes are my favorite relaxation.as seen in the ponds and koi fish paintings which evoke quiet moods. My adventures encompass walking the ocean beaches, natural areas, woods and ponds or stalking a certain blue heron! Of course, I spend time painting outdoors, in the studio or doing art-related business.
I love to travel and see wonderful unique scenes which inspire many of my paintings. Love of mysteries and curiosity to explore use of various art media enable me to share my mind images. I take a light hearted approach and believe one should smile and enjoy art in your own way.
Painting in series format allows me to more fully explore my chosen subject. All my paintings are original one of a kind contemporary paintings I've enjoyed painting from observation or from my own photography sources. I'm always thinking about what the next series will be.
B.A. Studio Arts - University of Illinois Major: Studio Arts - Painting
Master Classes - Northern Illinois University (toward my MFA)
Post Graduate: Art Institute of Chicago; University of Wisconsin
Workshops: Joe Fettingus; Zoltan Szabo; Ann Templeton; Lou Taylor;
Lian Zhen; Charles Gruppe; Lynn Ferris, Gerald Brommer , Mike Bailey
Art Associations: Jacksonville Watercolor Society; Florida Watercolor Society; Art Center Sarasota, Venice Art Center, Transparent Watercolor Society; Oil Painters of America,; National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society; Women Painters of the Southeast; St. Augustine Art Association; Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra; and Acrylic Painters USA
This website has a sampling of my paintings. If you wish to see others please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.