Growing The Idea Into Being

The story goes back a long way, from the realization that I loved to draw and paint as a little girl to changing careers midlife by returning to college for my art degree. Since life always evolves, my art has evolved from years of experience, from the skills I have picked up along the way and from the places I have lived. Sometimes the work is started by my saying "I can't do this. I can't do this." Then I do it. The place where I live now is my inspiration. I observe and absorb constantly. There is nothing more peaceful nor more exciting than being in the studio making something solid and enduring from observation, imagination and the beginning of an idea. Art is a personal process - starting it, finishing it, framing, presenting it to the public. When you buy one of a kind art, you are buying something that has been deeply cared about and then sent out into the world.

I have exhibited my work for over two decades, in galleries, juried shows and invitational shows. My paintings, linocuts, monoprints and collages are in both private and public collections. I realize that buying art is a commitment to own something of value that belongs to you, is unique and not mass-produced and will be shown in your home or business for many years. Therefore, if it doesn't meet my standards, it does not go out the studio door. I always hope that my clients find something that is meaningful to them and that they will pause for a moment to enjoy it every day.

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