Growing up in a small town in northwestern Pennsylvania, I was always looking for creative outlets. I dabbled in sewing, baking, drawing, painting and sculpture. I went to college at Penn State University to pursue a field where I could use my creativity but hopefully elude the “starving artist” lifestyle. Majoring in advertising and marketing, I enjoyed developing creative ad campaigns.
As life, marriage, and children created new paths to follow, I moved back to my hometown to become a marketing teacher, employing my creativity to develop teaching strategies to engage high school students.
After years away from art, having 3 children and moving multiple times, my family and I settled in Atlanta, GA. My children were more independent and I found time to pursue the art I had always loved.
I started studying in watercolor and acrylics then moved on to oil, where I found a depth and richness that I loved. Finding classical training at the Didomizio Art Center, my passion and skill in painting began to flourish. I’m always working to hone my artistic vision, exploring new styles and color palettes.
Currently, in our socially distanced world, it is hard to feel connected. I’m focusing on discovering beauty in connection, whether to nature, God, my hometown, my past, present or my community. With the abundance of quiet time I have now, I’m able to reflect and find joy in these connections that I once took for granted. It is my desire to share these connections with you: a memory, a story, a feeling packaged in a visual interpretation of emotion.