Growing up in Detroit, I didn’t see the beauty on those dark gloomy Michigan days. At 10 years old taking sewing classes with bright fabrics created my escape and excitement of making my own clothes. A very loud floral fully lined suit with bound buttonholes which I made at age 11, was one of my first creations. Creating took me to another place. I continued on to make many outfits and designs of my own through the 1970’s. My art interest grew from pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, oils, stained glass, mosaic, hand painted clothing, hand painted silk, silk screen, hand carved stamps and now acrylic.
In 1988 I took a Silk Painting Class in Mendecino, California. The flow of the paint on silk drew me in. Herein, started an 18 year journey and the start of a business creating hand painted silk and hand painted cotton clothing. I did many Art Shows throughout California and Michigan for 18 years. After moving to other states a few times, I started going back to my roots of painting on canvas. My style and inspiration are of the impressionist period of which Van Gogh and Monet are my favorites. Trees, flowers and nature are what helps keep me grounded and brings me peace. In my paintings I try to draw the viewer into the scene with the balance of light and color. I want others to see the joy and beauty of the sunlight peaking through.