My love of art started at a young age. At eight years old, I took classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art. By sixteen, I was teaching art at the large local YMCA. I have a BA and MA in art education. Over many years, I have taught art, in many media, for all ages, from young children to high school to senior citizens. I teach drawing, painting in watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media, collage and art to wear. I currently teach at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and private lessons and workshops.
I am on the Board of Silicon Valley Visual Arts and Silicon Valley Open Studios. I am an active member of the Pacific Art League, The Los Altos Art Club and The Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society.
My styles vary as widely as the media I use, and I draw inspiration from everything around me. Exploring colors is a dominate theme. My art works vary from serene landscapes to playful twists on a theme (like unexpected puns, to colorful abstract acrylics. I am very eclectic in my work and also enjoy doing sculpture, printmaking, jewelry and textiles.