I was four and coloring with my cousin, when, to my horror, she colored a horse purple. From that day on art was part of my life. I drew during classes in grammar school and was scolded by many a nun. My senior year in high school as art editor of the yearbook, “go Panthers” I dreamed of taking art in college. Alas, I was told it wasn’t practical and instead majored in history with the intention of never teaching. My senior year at Marymount Tarrytown i elected to take a drawing class and was encouraged by a wonderful professor. I was hooked. And then…life got in the way.
During a career in Graphic Arts and publishing for an international organization, I continued my love of art earning a second degree with a minor in Applied Design at the University of Maryland University College, and studied at the Dillon Center of The Arts (Smithsonian). Retirement and a move to the Eastern Shore opened the door to what I knew was still waiting patiently to be explored. A member of The St. Michaels Art League, The Art Academy of Easton, Barbara Jablin’s Chestnut Street Studio, and a student of the late Martha Hudson has been a dream come true.Whether the beautiful transparency of watercolor or the brilliant pure pigments of pastel, I paint what I love and invite the viewer to share the experience. By the way, there is nothing wrong with a purple horse…I was only four.