I studied Interior Design at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and then received my BS in Art Education from Indiana University of PA. I was employed in Blue Mountain School District, Orwigsburg, PA for 36 years, 19 of which was teaching high school art and the rest of my career as a Guidance Counselor. I continued graduate studies in art at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA.
I began to resume and to develop my love of creating art after my retirement. The creation of my art is influenced by my life experiences through nature, music, words/poetry, feelings, and emotions. My approach in producing art is very intuitive and I strive to go beyond the obvious. Creating allows me to express what words cannot always say. It is a healing experience and one which I hope transfers on some level to the viewer.
My work consists of representational art as well as abstract works. However, I feel most creative when executing an abstract piece. I am fascinated with creating and using a variety of materials, such as acrylic, oil paint, mixed media, and cold wax & oil paint. The mediums I use are dictated by my experiences and ideas that I want to express.
I feel privileged to have exhibited in juried shows such as “Art of the State”, Berks Arts Alliance Exhibits, the Art Association of Harrisburg’s “International Juried Exhibits”, The New Arts Program’s “Small Works Exhibit”, the Susquehanna Art Museum’s “Art &amp; Science of Color Exhibit”, and the “Frank Scott Juried Exhibits, the Art of Jazz”.
My art, as life, is still evolving and a work in progress.