I always knew I had a natural ability to draw. It wasn’t until after a career in mortgage lending that I was able to leave the business world and follow my dream of becoming a full time artist. Since then, I have taken numerous workshops and classes along with studying under world renowned artists and instructors. I am a former co-owner and instructor of an art gallery and fine art studio in Lansing, MI. Currently I am an active member of several online art programs along with being a member of GVA and Mid-Michigan Art Guild. I am the Vice Chairman of a local non profit creative learning center and gallery where I offer weekly classes and workshops.
My first love is portraiture, and am honored to be commissioned to paint children, husband, wives, Grand parents, and even deceased loved ones. I am currently working on an oil painting of a former judge in my county. To me it’s more than a portrait and I try to capture of the soul of each and every person.
In the spring I love to plein air paint (outside on location) landscapes of beautiful Michigan scenes. In the winter months I tend to gravitate to still life paintings where I frequent local antique stores in search of various pots, vases and other wonderful pieces that meld perfectly with fruit, vegetables and sprigs of leaves or blossoms. I love calling these my plein air still life paintings because they are painted from life in my studio.
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