I was raised in a large creative family in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. I studied art in college but it wasn't until my oldest child was in high school, and was awarded a national scholarship in art, did I decide to return to art-making.
I painted specifically in oil up until a few years ago--moving to acrylics, ink and watercolor, and more recently, collage. The pieces I entered into this show reflect my love of still life through collage. What I love about collage is finding scraps of random shapes and color and turning them into something that looks good and feels great to me. It is a process of discovery that enlivens me and gives life to the subjects I love. And what's not appealing about flowers?
I am interested in trees, nature, people, light, and living!