Art has always been a part of my life. At age seven, my grandfather, an interior designer, gave me a paint-by-number set and some “Walter Foster Learn to Draw” books and that was the beginning of my love affair with painting. I have painted, drawn and created throughout my life and have taken art classes at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, The New School in Manhattan, Santa Monica College in Los Angeles and various workshops around the country.
After 15 years of painting and successfully selling still lifes in oils, I needed something new to spark my creativity. I was then introduced to landscapes in pastels and found a new passion. The Gold Coast area I live in is filled with inspirational artists who have helped me with my new addiction. I am extremely grateful to all of them.
I am often asked to give my personal message about art, and I would like to use this opportunity to encourage you to support your local artists and buy original art. The cost in money for an original piece can’t compare to the individual statement you make, and the message you send to artists to continue to create.
Recent Exhibitions and Distinctions
The Pastel Society of the West Coast
2015 Membership Show
Westlake Village Art Guild
Open Juried Show
First Place - Pastels
The Artist's Magazine
31st Annual Art Competition
Finalist - Landscape Category
Degas Pastel Society
15th Biennial National Exhibition
Garden District Gallery
New Orleans, LA
Pastel Society of America, PSA
42 Annual Exhibition
The National Arts Club
New York, NY
International Association of Pastel
Societies, IAPS 24th Juried Exhibition