I am a Florida Artist originally from a small town in Michigan. My works are original oil paintings inspired by Mother Nature. I want to communicate my love of nature to help others see and appreciate the natural environment around them. My goal is to give others a calming and imaginative experience in their homes when they contemplate my paintings. I enjoy the creative composing of my landscapes using my store of images and my imagination. I combine my sketchbook images and photos to form my landscape. I then feel excited and fulfilled when my work goes well. Even as a child my happiest times were when I was creating art or attending art activities and museums.
I like to introduce the local birds to my canvas. These lovely birds have personalities that are both surprising and endearing when observed. I feel I must give them a home in my paintings!! I am a member of the Tarpon Springs Art Association, the Palm Harbor Art Club, the Creative Artists Guild, the Grand Valley Artists and the “Artists of the Adirondacks”. I have been chosen to show my original oil paintings in many of their juried exhibits. I have had three solo exhibits, two Grand Rapids, Michigan and one in Dunedin FL. I have shown oil paintings in group exhibits in Clearwater FL, Crystal Beach FL, Tarpon Springs FL, Oldsmar FL, Dunedin FL, Sarasota FL, Safety Harbor FL, Grand Rapids MI, Jay NY, Chicago IL, the New York Art Expo of 2007 and the Artexpo Las Vegas in 2007.