Art has been always been an important part of my life. Growing up in Baltimore, I attended Saturday morning drawing classes at the Maryland Institute of Art. Art classes in all media were readily available in my schools . I am a graduate of U. of Michigan, majors in Art History & studio work.
Amelia Island introduced me to the Jacksonville Watercolor Society, & participation in the many workshops offered. Over the years I have exhibited in the Jacksonville, Georgia & Florida watercolor juried shows. I joined the IAA in 1989, & served on the Board, various committees, & helped with summer children’s workshops, still active in the Nouveau Art program. In 2020, I was named “Artist of the Year’’, a very special honor.
The light on Amelia is perfect for watercolor scenes. I like to paint the same subject in a series, experimenting with light & color. My plant series was developed from observing a variety of plantings growing under the oak trees around my house. Still lifes of fabric or objects are set up in my studio. Usually a photo or a sketch help me develop a street scene, & I have numerous sketch books, from travels, that I periodically refer to for inspiration