Thirty years ago I sat in a classroom and was asked to make a list of things I was interested in. The list consisted of four words, people, art, landscape, and wildlife. Those four words would be the subject matter for the next 30 years of creating. Although the progression is often a surprise and unexpected I am still continuing the same subjects today. As if to say I never could get pass the common interest that tells my life's journey. It is my belief that all people have a story to be told. All artist have experiences that differentiate from one to the next. The challenge and excitement discovering new ways to create their stories and tell a story is what drives me to create even more. At times the artwork can be humorous while other creations appear to be in a dream state. As an observation we, everyone has different interest and life experiences. What is so intriguing in art is the approach and personalities that shine through a painting or drawing.
I accredit my education, knowledge, and conviction from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, MFA and BFA Program to engage in the arts and gain a greater perspective in Illustration and Fine Arts. The foundation of my formal training prompted a life time career in illustration and as an educator for higher institutions.
Recently my husband and I retired and moved from the North Eastern Pennsylvania to Northern Florida. Currently I am involved in plein air painting. Many of the paintings seen on the site are of recent paintings done on location. My focus has been on landscapes. However, they are redundant as a subject matter so I find myself working from life at the Jacksonville Zoo, and historical locations. Fascinated with the southern life style! To us it is all so new and exciting to experience nature up close. Do to the warmer climate it allows artist the opportunity to paint outdoors year round. There are so many new adventures we are discovering. Florida's wild life and tropical landscapes are refreshing to view. The question is not if I will continue to create is what is possible to do next. All is fresh and exciting in a new extraordinary landscape.
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