I have always dabbled in art as a hobby and a retreat into myself. I am extremely lucky to live in paradise in Northern Michigan. I am inspired by the beauty of Lake Michigan, the country roads and farms that grow grapes for wine, hops, cherries, and apples. You will see these scenes reflected in my work. In the winter months, we live on Hilton Head Island, which has a totally different kind of coastal beauty. I am also an avid dog lover - my labradoodle, Buff, has been my muse and sometimes my model.
For thirty years, while my day job was as a marketing professor, I took classes in metalsmithing, fiber, pastel, and drawing at local art centers, as well as teaching myself. Now that I am retired, I can devote myself fully to my passion for art, including acrylic painting, pastels. and watercolor pen and ink.