Soft and peaceful images on canvas are
created because I love to paint in oil and
would paint every hour of every day if I could.
The beautiful colors of flowers makes me feel
freedom to create soft and hard edges against
a background of deep dark colors or pastel
images in the distance to create a depth in the
The Florida cost is beautiful tropical blue and
soft colors of purple in the sand that help
create the seascape or a tropical landscape of
the beach. These are my two loves.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, I loved to play with
pencils and crayons at a early age. Started
painting at the age of 8 when an neighbor
who was an artist asked me to dog sit in
return for painting lessons. My first award was
in a high school competition sponsored by a
local department store.
Attended the Cleveland institute of Art and
The Cleveland Ad School. Owned my own
Art Studio and worked in the advertising
world for 12 years. Returned to fine art after
moving to Florida in 1969. Painting with
palette knife and brush and using generous
amounts of oil paint to capture the pleasing
colors of the Florida Shore and creating an
impressionistic flower. Photos and memory
let me create paintings with soft colors and
the emotion of peace.
Toured the street art festivals for 8 years and
then started teaching art.
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