As far back as my childhood I have been in love with drawing. My parents sent me to the Maryland Institute of Art Saturday School as a teenager, and I spent four years there learning art fundamentals. Even so, I went in a different direction in my college years, and from there a job, marriage and a family were my focus. Although I had many art related hobbies, it wasn’t until retirement that my focus changed to oil painting. Since then I have continued art education through workshops and instructional DVDs from many accomplished artists. Currently, in addition to juried membership in GSLAA, I am serving as President of the Oak Leaf Artist Guild and am a founding member of the Heartland Art Club. My drawings on a variety of wildlife have been published in periodicals by the Maryland Extension Service of the University of Maryland.
I love the way light and shadow create a mood and I love rich colors. Oil paint provides the perfect medium for this expression. Making something come alive on canvas is my reward, and knowing there is always something new to master is what keeps me energized.