I was a piano performance major in college but always wished that I could be an artist and draw portraits. After taking two art classes in college I felt that was not my forte as much as piano was at the time. I have been teaching piano for over 30 years and have had the privilege of doing concerts and TV/Radio appearances, in England, Netherlands, Brussels, Brazil, Russia, and Canada as well as perform in many venues in several States. I picked up my first paint brush in 2016 and fell in love with oil painting. Under the guidance of Barbara Wagner of the Wooden Canvas Studio in Illinois I was able to learn a lot about color theory and spacial dimensions. Later I was introduced to charcoal/pencil and was finally able to fulfill a dream that I had since college of being able to paint pictures of my loved ones. I have been accepted into the Geneva Lake Arts Foundation and had my first gallery appearance in February 2019. I have branched out on my own and see the world with a new set of eyes...noticing the details of unnoticed things that surround us on a daily basis. There is so much joy looking at the world with my "new eyes" and I am having a blast!
Wheaton College, Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance