Art has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  My aunt who lived upstairs from us was creative and enjoyed working in pastels.  I enjoyed watching her!  My favorite teachers in elementary school regularly included art projects in the classroom and I majored in art in high school.  Art was my was my reason for going to college and my instructors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign proved to be inspirational, which was good, because my university level art classes were a real wake-up call.  I was so lucky to work with amazing and accomplished artist-instructors, including those I did not even have classes with!  Their guidance proved invaluable.

At the U of I, I discovered and fell in love with oils, rich colors and became enamored with painting plants.  Later, that interest expanded to more exotic foliage than my houseplants.  Whenever I’m stuck for ideas, I revisit plants for their ephemeral nature, bold colors and dynamic lines.  Most of my recent work is in acrylic or watercolor and I’m always game for new ways of exploring these media.

Join us for an afternoon of art and refreshments at Art Chat and the March Show – Sunday, March 10, 3-5pm.

Into the Light – watercolor
It’s Personal – Acrylic
Mama’s in the House – watercolor