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 29 years together (28 married in July) 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. The good news – I’m cancer free for 7 years now!
On October 10, 2013, full legal custody of my 2 grandchildren was granted to my husband and I. The kids are so happy now..
On July 7 2016 I injured my right index finger. Ended up with a staph infection and a torn tendon. At this point in time I am still on the road to recovery and my ability to create is hampered.
UPDATE: the finger is always going to be a little wonky and it tires easily. So now I’m learning to really work S-L-O-W-L-Y.. please be patient with me.. I promise I won’t give up – ever!
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