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. With all the activity in my home I created my own world by drawing and painting. My quiet refuge was found in the tranquility of water
I studied at Illinois State U. and The Art Institute of Chicago. Drawing and painting throughout my life. I photograph and sketch nature, then translate into watercolor or oil….sometimes both….back in my studio.