About the Artist
I have loved creating art all my life and was lucky enough to be accepted into RIT’s Fine Arts Program out of High School. But life takes many paths and I didn’t stay long. I always created in one form or another but didn’t paint seriously until after a year long treatment for cancer made me realize I didn’t have forever! In 2007 I began taking classes and workshops and meeting many wonderful artists in the Rochester area. I joined clubs, entered shows, went to demos, went to openings, and pretty much immersed myself in art. I am currently a member of 5 groups and have won many awards, including 2 Best of Show awards, in their shows. I work in pastel, pen and ink, and watercolor but my heart belongs to oil. Most of my work is figurative and landscape but I also do commission pet portraits.