I grew up with a pencil in my hand and constant visions in my head. One of six daughters born to an engineer father and an artist mother, I was surrounded by love and creativity.
At the age of thirteen, I was awarded a scholarship to study life drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and later trained at Philadelphia College of Art when I graduated from High School.
Love and marriage motivated my move westward. I continued studying art and psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years, until my husband, Alan, became the director of a treatment center for abused teens and we moved to Bend, Oregon.
Once my children were born, they became my primary focus, but I was still able to freelance, taking on many commissions, including family portraits, large paintings for a resort hotel, and a “women of all ages” series for an OB-GYN’s office.
In 1985 we relocated to southern California, where I started illustrating for companies such as McLean Designs, Gooseberry Patch, and The Nature Company/Discovery Channel. My creativity extended to a long involvement with a self-esteem-building theater for young people.
When my children left the nest, I started painting full time and started selling in several southland galleries. I was chosen to be one of twenty artists who got to exhibit at the Super Bowl in San Diego. Then, my world fell apart when I developed a bad reaction to a medication and ended up in intensive care. I was bedridden, then housebound for many years, all the while, dreaming of being well and painting again.
I am now back in the world of the living, and continuing to express myself through my art. I paint in a variety of styles: contemporary nudes - warm intimate studies of light and shadow playing across male and female forms, impressionistic scenes of women and children, fanciful fairies in natural settings, and then my favorite visionary paintings, where I combine my spirituality, psychology, and whimsical sensibility to create my “Life as Theater” series. Giclées of the original twelve “L.A.T” hang in the pediatric cancer ward in the City of Hope.
My goal as an artist is to find the best in humanity and reflect that back through my colorful visions. I want to inspire people to think, feel, and connect with the finest part of their nature, while making them smile at the same time.
Telephone: (909) 860-0908
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