A lifelong interest in drawing and painting coupled with a love of plants and flowers all came together for me when I retired to Sarasota, FL and discovered the Venice, FL Art
Center. Here, I began to seriously concentrate on watercolors with the gifted teacher,
Dee Winterhalter. Five years of very intense study led to my becoming a professional
painter and eventually a teacher myself. I continue my career here in North Carolina.
I believe there is special magic in the softness of a flower, the turn of leaves and the interplay of light and shadow. Everything beautiful in nature can be arranged to suit your creative eye. This is a fascination that never ceases.
In retrospect, I can truly say that all my life experiences have given me the well-rounded perspective that an artist needs. I’ve been involved in antiques, interiors, flower arranging, knitted sweater and bag designs, faux finishing, furniture restoration, stenciling, house design and creative writing.