Simply put; born in Cleveland Ohio; began drawing at the ripe old age of 4 because of my mother’s wonderful little Betty Boop drawings!!
Graduated from high school on a Sunday and started at Cooper School of Art, a commerical art school, on Monday – the shortest summer vacation of my life. A year and a half later I left – 6 months before graduation.
Worked at various jobs, moved to New York for an opportunity with Pan Am at JFK International Airport because one must eat. That’s where I met my first husband and after 12 years and 2 kids, got divorced and moved back to Ohio and family… which is where I met my second husband.. it’s been 26 years together (25 married) and still counting!
Through all of the moves, relationships, kids and jobs – the art, like a lover, has always been there for me. I believe that realism is where I am and where I belong. There is nothing in the world like the feeling you get when something comes to life under your hands. I love what I do, and I’m hoping that you love it too. No grand imposing words.. no ethereal meaning to what I do.. it is a gift that only becomes viable through the eyes of the viewer… you.
In December of 2008 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I have gone through everything I need to except I have found that healing is a lot harder than the treatments ever could be. The good news is that as of June 2013 – I’ve reached the magic number of 5 years cancer free and plan to stay that way!
In 2011, with circumstances beyond my control, my youngest son, his dog and 2 kids moved into my little house. Early in 2012, they all went to Chicago to visit his soon-to-be-ex wife. He didn’t come back but the kids did. I learned a great deal about my son, most of which I’m NOT proud of. On October 10, 2013, full legal custody was granted to my husband and I. The kids are so happy now.. knowing they will never have to live with their “sperm donor” father again. He has no power over them now.. and the stories they’ve told me I don’t wish to repeat.
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