When someone asks what I do, I respond, “I’m a Creative” – a professional artist, illustrator, teacher, and author. After earning a BA in Art from George Washington University and studying at The Corcoran School of Art, in Washington D.C., I took courses in commercial art and began selling my work. Following a move to Chicago I continued my artistic training at regional Art Centers, The Chicago Mosaic School and the School of the Art Institute. My interest in mosaics has led me to workshops within the United States and Mexico.
My diverse art styles range from whimsical to realistic, and over the past few years I concentrated on creating works of art from glass as well as mixed media. My artwork sells both nationally and internationally.
I’m also the author of the young adult novel, “Paint Me A Monster”, which received a Kirkus starred review. I hold a Masters Degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults and my writings extend to poetry and picture books. I have also illustrated several children’s books.
I have been a teacher for over 30 years – expressive art classes, pre-school, nature studies, and art enrichment. For the past 11 years, I have worked with adults and children with cancer, and others with physical or emotional challenges. Currently, I offer a variety of workshops including Expressive/Healing, Art Journaling, and Writing.
Who will YOU be when you grow up? Tricky question, since in my opinion we are grownup (or as far as we’re getting) when we take our last breath. I do know that wherever we are in life we can always add on and expand what we know, what we do, and what we think. I LOVE THIS! It’s exhilarating to be in the process of life and I am grateful to share that enthusiasm with others.