Born and raised on the east coast, now working and residing  in Sacramento area, California with my husband and English Bulldog Frankie. My creativity started as a child coloring with crayons. Always trying to keep up with my older brother, who is a fantastic artist by the way.  We had a special tin decorative can that housed our most prized possession, the crayons. I started painting in high school and have been  painting ever since.  My subject matter  vary, although right now I'm doing  abstracts, I will often have an icon or impressionist oil landscape in the works.  Often I have specific colors I want to explore. I'm interested in the paint itself, how it blends,  drys,  the light and dark of spaces.  I like that they take on a life of they're own  for awhile and then I start to see something that takes shape and go from there.  Usually  many layers are involved before  it's  finished. Like many artists I go through phases of motivation of subject matter which is a struggle sometimes.    I don't do social media as I find it so tedious,which does limits my exposure. So if you've found me here on my on line gallery consider yourself part of an elite club.
I've been included in a few group shows including,  "Small Works" at Sacramento Museum 2018,  Art Span Annual Auction, San Francisco 2016,  and "Art in the Park," Michigan 1981. 

My  Icon style paintings are not in the traditional egg tempera painted on wood. They're  oil on gallery wrapped   canvas.   I do accept commissions for them .  Feel free to contact me through my contact page.