a self-taught artist, is originally from western New York. She received
a Bachelor of Science in agriculture at Ohio State and currently
lives in Columbus.
primarily in graphite, charcoal, and watercolor. She has completed
over 60 commissioned portraits and is represented in private collections
in New York, Minnesota, Florida, Colorado, Indiana, and Ohio. She
was included in Cinergy and Star Bank's Great American Artists at
the Cincinnati Museum Center in 1996. In 1998 she was included in
the annual fall and spring exhibits of the Central Ohio Watercolor
love to paint people. I love their interactions with each other
and their environment. I love the character that makes each of us
unique, as well as the everyday experiences that tie us together.
I search for both the differences and the connections between individuals.
And I love realism. The way light plays on three-dimensional surfaces
excites me, explaining to us the reality of our world and fusing
all things individual into a single connected image. With all of
its complexities, realism is still the most straightforward way
that I know to share my thoughts about the character of people,
their relationships, and their lives.