I love the actual process of painting...whether it’s the feel of pastels in my hand, the fluidity of watercolors, or the richness of color that oil allows. Art and painting have always been a part of my life, but after recovering from two different cancers, it became my passion.

I am always searching for the essence of the person or place rather than just the outside appearance.  There is beauty and dignity in most of us and I strive to convey that in my portraiture.  In all of my paintings, whatever the subject matter, I want to evoke emotion and allow the viewer into my imagined worlds.

My “Dreams of Africa” series was inspired by a safari trip to Tanzania and Kenya.  Africa worked its way into my heart and on to my canvases.  A recent trip to the Galapagos Islands renewed my sense of awe of nature and its inhabitants.


Artist statement

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Studio Location:

ArtCraft Building

2530 Superior Avenue


Cleveland OH 44114