I was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Indiana in 1971. I am married and have three daughters, and eight grandchildren. As a child my family often visited Flagler Beach and we vacationed here as a family. In 2013 we fulfilled our dream of buying a home here.
I studied studio art and art history at Indiana University in South Bend and later received my Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Since my retirement I have been able to spend more time studying and practicing art.
I have participated in a number of shows over the years, including a one woman show at the Box Factory in Saint Joseph Michigan. I have also participated in shows and exhibits in Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana. I have taught drawing privately and at the South Bend Art Center where I am currently a member.
Although I love many subjects, including portraiture and life painting, the energy and emotion of water and waves inspires my work. I have always been intrigued by pattern, never as much as the pattern I see on the surface of water. Both my parents immigrated from Newfoundland, an island in the easternmost part of Canada. That has always been my “home” and created in me, a natural love of the sea.