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Custom Portrait Paintings

My interest in Art is one of my earliest memories. I was fascinated with my Mother’s ability to magically create an owl or flower with just a few lines. The natural world continues to captivate and stir my soul – the endless variety of tinted skies and cloud formations, trees, flowers, animals, pets, as well as the faces of children, mothers and aging loved ones. My challenge is to show how I am moved by that scene, that person, through detailed realism, and I love doing commissioned portraits for that reason.

As a departure from this way of working, I also paint introspective “landscapes”. These are intuitive pieces, often based on an emotion or life experience. They are personal and immersive, like a prayer. I find this way of working refreshing – like a spa vacation! It puts me in touch with something larger than myself.

Preferred Mediums: Pastel, watercolor, colored pencil
BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Kent State University, Ohio
Taught painting and drawing workshops for adults and children and have shown in Ohio and NH

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