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 imaginary 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 am a member of the Tarpon Springs Art Association, the Palm Harbor Art Club, the Creative Artists Guild, Artists of the Adirondacks, Strand Center for the Arts and the NOAPS. I have been chosen to show my original oil paintings in many of their juried exhibits.
I have had four solo exhibits, two Grand Rapids, Michigan, one in Dunedin FL and one in Oldsmar 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, Miami FL, Kutztown PA, Grand Rapids MI, Jay NY, Plattsburgh NY, Chicago IL, the New York Art Expo of 2007, the Artexpo Las Vegas in 2007, Artprize for two years in Grand Rapids MI and the Tampa Art Museum.