I come from a family of creators. Both of my grandmothers were seamstresses, my grandfather was a self-taught painter, my father and brother are woodworkers, my mom is a quilter, my sister-in-law is a photographer and my son is a videographer. Regardless of careers, we are all "makers" and I enjoy passing that love of creating to others. I relish the opportunity to help others reconnect with their creative side, and learn to become life-long art appreciators. With a Masters degree in Art Education, I have taught every grade, preschool through college at some point.
As an artist, I choose to emphasize the blessings and beauty that are all around us. The world has enough trouble of its own-- it can be a confusing and chaotic place. As an artist, I choose to highlight moments of joy and solace as a means of inspiration and consolation. I also want to express the delight I find in the creative process, injecting a sense of playfulness where I can, and trying not to take myself too seriously.
A native of Upstate New York, I've lived on Maryland's Eastern Shore for the past 15 years. When I'm not creating, you'll probably find me Face Timing my one-year-old granddaughter in Korea, ministering to women in my community, or spending some time outdoors walking, biking, or hanging out on the beach. But my absolute favorite pastime is hanging out with my husband Art (ironic, I know) and my kids, Emily, Arthur and Katie--my three most treasured creations.