I was born, raised, and love living in Pittsburgh, PA. After working in the corporate world for over 35 years as a web designer, technical writer, and software instructor, I decided that it was time for a life of less stress and more fun. I was fortunate to be able to take an early retirement and discovered a latent passion for painting. And it's fun!
Life changes...you never know what will come next. So, here I am, redefining myself as an artist. I believe that everyone should continue to grow and evolve throughout their lives. Therefore, most of my art is focused on things that grow and evolve--flowers, trees, and even cities--a small nod to my Pittsburgh roots.
Showcased by Pittsburgh Beautiful as one of five artists (out of 350) to visit during the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 9, 2019.
From over 70 applicants, I was awarded one of eight Emerging Artist Scholarships to participate in the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Artist Market in 2017. The Emerging Artist Scholarship Program offers individuals with little to no experience exhibiting in festivals the opportunity to take an important first step towards a future in fine art and craft shows.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), the leading voice for arts and culture across the Greater Pittsburgh region.
Pittsburgh Artist Registry, a portal for visual, literary, performing, and multi-disciplinary artists in southwestern PA to expand their audience and promote their work.
Radiant Hall, an open studio model designed to engage members through artistic collaboration and shared knowledge and resources.