My study of art began in high school and continued through college. While my career took a different path, my love of painting and drawing remained strong. After retiring from the corporate world, I resumed these studies and continue to receive instruction from locally and nationally recognized artists in both studio and workshop situations. I am a member of the Atlanta Artists Center and my work has been awarded and accepted into numerous juried shows. I have had pieces shown at the Limelight Gallery, Studio M Gallery, Chastain Arts Center, the Carrollton Library and The Wesleyan Artists Market.
"The inspiration for many of my paintings and drawings comes from my life long love of travel, in particular the many differences in people and places throughout the world. My work is realistic and reflects my interest in a variety of subjects. The composition, balance and color in my paintings has in part been influenced by my long time study of the art of Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana. This art form features the use of color, lines and spaces and has been described as painting with flowers. I strive to produce the harmony of these elements on my canvases."