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Artist Statement :
"My purpose in life is to bring joy and healing to self and others by gaining and sharing knowledge of wholeness of body, mind and spirit. This I have done in my nursing career, and now in retirement, I continue on this path through teaching art and creating peaceful paintings."
Artist Bio: I was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio. I remember vividly painting at an easel in Kindergarten and have always been working in art. I am basically self taught, but continue my art education by taking workshops and studying art books.
After raising my children, I moved to Montana for seven years. During that time, I participated in many western artists workshops. My favorite workshop instructors, were Clyde Aspevig, Jack Hines, and Jessica Zemsky. Jerry Inman was very influential with my pastels.
I returned to Mansfield, went to nursing school, graduated with my RN, and spent my time as a Psych Nurse for 18 years. Recently retired, I haved “brushed up” by studying with Fred Graff, Tom Lynch, Brenda Mattson, Robert Moyer, and then in 2008 . . . I found the Ohio Plein Air Society. Once again. I began painting in oils outside. Recent workshops include Carolyn Lewis and Marc Hanson.More recent workshops have been Debra Joyce Dawson and Chris Leeper.
I continue to work in watercolor, and pastel, also do pet portraits, but plein air oils are my real passion.