For as long as I can remember, I have thought of myself as an artist and, have strived to stay connected to that part of me. The creative process has been an integral part my life while life experiences, travel and nature have influenced my art. I enjoy spending time in museums and historical buildings as well as outdoors and numerous activities including rowing, skiing (both downhill and cross-country), kayaking, golfing, swimming, fishing, running, gardening, hiking…well, you get the "picture".
Recipient of a 2022 State of Michigan Council of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Grant (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 594 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2022 funding.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
The paper was created with cut up vintage handkerchiefs. Found objects such as buttons, seashells and dried flower petals were incorporated along with encaustic paint and an inspirational quote to create one-of-a-kind multi-textured art.