I am a retired elementary school teacher who resides in Fulton, NY. After my retirement in 2000, I returned to SUNY Oswego to pursue a life-long ambition to study art. I started showing in about 2002 and have been fortunate to be accepted in many local and regional shows as well as national shows. I have been a visiting artist at Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University.
My work is the result of mixing various media. I try to create unique surfaces using tissue paper, packaging paper, mat medium, glue, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, etc. Then I combines the more intuitive and emotive surface with a technically detailed drawing. I create the drawing and the surface and attempt to meld the two elements to create a unified, finished piece. At times, the surface is the source of inspiration; at other times it is the image itself.