My interest in art began while I was a young child as I watched my father draw. He nurtured my interest in painting by finding me a teacher and supporting my progress along the way. I continued my interest in art and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts studying art and photography in the 70’s. My path then led me into technical photography, working for Dr. Edwin Land at the Polaroid Research Labs in Cambridge, MA where for 13 years I photographed a variety of subjects, from paintings in the Vatican Museum with a 40" x 80" large format camera to microelectronics for image storage with a scanning electron microscope.
After moving to Michigan from Boston I became a stay-at-home mom, volunteering at my daughter's elementary school and the Children's Hospital in Detroit to talk with the kids about art.
In 1992 I joined The Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. I painted whenever I could find the time. Now, painting is my main focus. My work has been in many juried shows and is displayed in a number of private collections, including the Kresge Collection.
I am a plein air artist which by definition means I prefer to paint outdoors. In reality, my paintings are inspired by my spiritual connection to Mother Earth. Displaying this connection through color choices and brush strokes empowers and renews my personal spirit. I have discovered that my paintings are my voice allowing me to be nourished by expressing my feelings and emotions.