My life change dramatically in 1998 when I first picked up a paintbrush. I was in my early 60's when, on a lark, I signed up for an art class and fell in love with painting. What became a passion was never on my "bucket list".
I've been a practicing psychologist for many years and was naturally drawn to painting the human figure. As you can see, my largest body of work is figurative. Recently I began to work abstractly but there is often a hidden figure or face in my abstractions. In contrast, my pastels are mostly representative - flowers, landscapes and barns.
My first teacher and mentor was Tammra Sigler who helped me discover this whole new part of me. I've also studied with baltimore artists Deena Margolis and Ruth Pettus and in Naples, Florida with Carmelo Blandino and pastel artist Cheri Dunnigan.