I was raised in the Chicago suburbs in a family of Math, Science and Music professionals. Art and culture were always present in my life. Often ill and on my own, I created my own world by drawing and painting. My quiet refuge was found in the tranquility of water, flora and fauna.
Observing the serenity and peace nature inspires and hopefully find healing loveliness in quiet scenes –something that has always connected me to the outside world. Photographing and sketching what I see and feel, then translate into watercolor or oil….sometimes both….back in my studio.
I studied at Illinois State U. and The Art Institute of Chicago. Drawing and painting throughout my life.