I live and work in Ohio.  I graduated from Bradley University with a B.F.A., studied printmaking and painting, also received Art Education K-12 certification. After graduation, I worked with Manuel Rodriguez, the father of the Printmaking Association, while living in the Philippines.

My art career began as a printmaker, primarily collagraphs in 1983. From 1983-1995, I participated in major juried shows throughout the Midwest as well as national juried exhibits winning numerous awards for my collagraph prints. I taught art at a private school in Ohio from 1995-1998.

One summer, near sunset, a thunderstorm just passed through Denver. The colors were unbelievable with breathtaking hues of yellow, gold, magenta, fuchsia, violet, ultramarine and cobalt blue. I was inspired to create my first sky painting and shared the painting with the gallery director at Summit Art Space. Summit Art Space later invited me to create more sky paintings for an invitational exhibit, “Kiss the Sky,” which celebrated the reopening of the Akron Art Museum in 2007.

After more than fourteen years of internet sales and marketing, I returned to my studio in May 2013. My current work continues to feature boldly colorful sky paintings with varying cloud patterns and broad horizon lines. I don’t think I will ever tire of painting this majestic subject matter. It is inspirational, and unmatched in perfection, color and design. It provides me with endless creative possibilities.