I started with an early interest in the arts when I won a blue ribbon in first grade for a watercolor painting collage of frogs. I credit my love of art, and the cultivation of it, to a painting teacher and long-time friend of mine, Nancy Seibert. Nancy gave painting lessons from her home, and is a major contributor towards my passion for the abstract side of painting. I am honored to have two of her abstract paintings hanging in my home.
I have been selling my art professionally for the past six years. I have sold on a National and International level reaching far away places as Hong Kong, Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and just recently, London. The internet allows the greatest visibility for my work and has enabled me to sell over 450 original paintings. I also present my work in various local galleries here in Ohio including Hudson Fine Art and Framing in Hudson, the Silverthorne Gallery in Rocky River, and Clip Art Salon and Gallery in Tallmadge.
As far as my educational background in art goes, I dabbled in drawing and Art History classes during college. I was informed by friends and advisors that to make a living as an artist could be very difficult, so I decided to major in Marketing and received my B.B.A from Kent State University. I later went on to receive a diploma in Nursing in 1995, and worked as a PRN nurse for 4 years.
My signature pieces include "Tiny Dancers" and "Square Flowers"; both will soon be listed in my gallery. I am happily married to my hubby Tom. We have three boys ages 11, 10, and 9. I also have two adopted dogs. Linger Longer (rescued greyhound), and Belvadere (a.k.a. "Big Head"--a rottweiler mix).