Pens 1, Bolts 0
Three Pink Tulips
Happy Hour Cruise
Roberto Clemente Bridge
Sunset on the Lake
|Experienced With||Commissions, Public art|
In 2016, I started painting for the very first time. I LOVE going to my studio, so I go almost every day. Painting allows me to express what I’m feeling that day and, if I’m feeling stressed when I get to the studio, I’m not by the time I leave.
I was thrilled to be selected as one of eight Emerging Artists in the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2017. My favorite times were when people casually glanced in my booth as they passed by but then stopped in their tracks and exclaimed, “Oh!” And then they came in to see more. Those were the best responses I ever could have hoped for. Since then, I have participated each successive year.
After experimenting with various painting methods and subjects (discovered on my own or through suggestions from the very supportive artists in the studio), I’m finally starting to figure out my style. It’s still evolving, and that’s OK with me. I hope that it always evolves.
My art is for all those people who express that’ “oh!” when they see my work and for me, to express myself in ways I never could have imagined.
I was born, raised, and love living in Pittsburgh, PA. After working in the corporate world for over 35 years as a web designer, technical writer, and software instructor, I decided that it was time for a life of less stress and more fun! I was fortunate to be able to take an early retirement and discovered a latent passion for painting.
Life changes...you never know what will come next.
So, here I am, redefining myself as an artist. I believe that everyone should continue to grow and evolve throughout life. Therefore, most of my work is focused on things that grow—flowers, trees, and even cities—a small nod to my Pittsburgh roots.