I live and work in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University, and built a career as an enamelist, selling my work nationally and internationally. Several years ago I decided to change direction and return full time to painting and drawing.
I operate in an improvisational mode, starting with a color, a shape, or an image, and letting the work choose direction. I experiment with acrylics, oil stick, flashe, acrylic marker, colored pencil, graphite, collage and machine stitching, on canvas, paper, and fabric. I create digital images that I print and incorporate as collage elements or use as a background for drawings and collages.
After many years focused on one medium, the freedom of experimentation is exhilarating. I am able to enjoy the creative process and be surprised with the result. My enameling work was on a very small scale, requiring a fastidious attention to detail. I enjoy working larger and looser now, but maintain a high standard for execution and professionalism.