When I was three I drew a picture of a gingerbread girl feeding some chickens , and that began my passion for art. My father took me to art classes every Saturday when I got a little older, and a series of terrific teachers in high school and college inspired me to continue. Throughout my career in higher education, painting was always my first love. I took classes and workshops whenever possible, and have been influenced by all of them, particularly classes with Karen Spears, James Foose, and Gale Hartmann. Workshops with Diane Tesler, Bill Fletcher, Mary Neeley and others continue to stoke my search for ways to capture and share the special moments and beauty of our world.
I love Plein aire painting, especially in central Kentucky and Indiana, as well as working in my Frankfort studio.
I work on one painting at a time
I kind of like things that are a little bit past their peak, and on their way down. That tension between, "I’m a bright thing," and, "I've got an edge”