As a child and teenager, I happily spent Saturdays painting at the Art Institute. I loved painting the many costumed models who posed for us. While raising my five children, I painted at night on canvas and on paper. While teaching, I painted mostly in my head. Now I am fortunate to be able to paint on paper from life, and love every second of it. Most of my work is done en plain air or engaged with a model or still life. It keeps me in the moment and one with the scene. My goal as an artist is to record and share my responses with you, the viewer. I want to be able to show you colors and shapes in our world that you were not aware of until you look again after viewing my painting. I love color and use lots of it, but don’t use a lot of paint in general – only enough to create the magical illusion that is art. I have studied art at UIC, The American Academy, Triton College, NEIU and with artists that I admire, both here and abroad. My paintings have been exhibited locally and nationally and are in many private collections.
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