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I have been artistic for as long as I can remember. I would draw or paint all throughout my growing up years. Then as I became an adult, I would draw, paint or "create" in some form. I've done caning of chairs, basket weaving, glass beading then creating jewelry with fused glass. Throughout all this creating, I'd always find time for a little painting. That desire never left me. Once my children were married and on their own, I began filling my spare time after work with more painting. Now that I'm retired, my life is full of this joy of my heart.
I use some degree of texture in my work, from just a little to very heavy (Sculpted) texture. This is because I am a tactile person. Touch is something I'm drawn to, so adding texture to my artwork is just logical. I also need balance in my work as well as my life.
Something you will always find within my work is at least 2 birds. If I'm doing a landscape, look within the painting as well as in my signature. If I'm doing a floral, look at the end of my signature. There you will see 2 line-drawn birds. These represent freedom, and support for those who struggle with depression and suicide.
I have had the privilege of participating in juried art show and exhibits in both St. Lawrence County (Potsdam, NY; St. Lawrence Council on Arts) and Jefferson County, (Watertown, NY; North Country Arts Council) since 2018. Since 2019 I have joined the Remington Art Museum Juried Art Show.
I am thrilled to say that my work has been part of the Xanadu Art Gallery Catalogue in 3 publications since 2021 (November 2021, January 2022 and April 2022). Several pieces of my artwork can be found in the SLCA Creative Spirit Shop in Potsdam, NY and in the Artistry at the Crossroads shop in Gouverneur, NY. I enjoy teaching small art classes throughout the year. Feel free to contact me if you're local to discuss classes. Email me using this address ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
When I'm not painting, you'll find me spending time together with my husband and our 2 small dogs. Hiking among God's creation is our favorite pass-time.