Education:  PA Academy of Fine Art

                           Philadelphia College of Art

Continuing education through workshops with the following Master Artists:

                    Maggie Price

                     Robert McKinley

                    William A. Schneider

                    Lynne Yancha

                    Albert Handell

                    Jeanne Rosier-Smith

                    Lyn Asselta

Primary Medium:  Pastel – Pastel is a medium comprised of pure pigment with a minimum of binder.  It was used by artists, Carriera, Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Whistler just to name a few. Their paintings completed 100 plus years ago are still as fresh as when they were first painted.  It is a very permanent media. Pastels were once considered fragile, but this was due to the papers available at those early years. Pastel papers used today are heavyweight, sanded, acid free papers that are archival.

Group Shows – Lancaster County Art Association, Lancaster, PA; Historic Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA

Solo Shows – Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster County Art Association, C.X. Carlson Gallery

Special Project – North Museum, Lancaster, PA –  in 2006, completed four murals featuring the Susquehannock Riverside to compliment the “Natives of the Susquehannock” Collection Room.

Working with Historic Trust of Lancaster County – painting endangered historic properties for a show in October, 2015.

Memberships:  Lancaster County Art Association

                         Ladies Art Forum

                        Maryland Pastel Society – Signature Member

Artist Statement:

     I have always been drawn to the outdoors; I love the light, fresh air and natural rhythm and grace of trees in a breeze .  Painting grounds and connects me to our natural world.