I am a Tallahassee native and FSU graduate in Art Education. Employed for over three decades in the graphic design and advertising agency world, I now enjoy a freelance career creating illustrations, book design projects and creating content for a variety of regional professionals. Most of the fine art images I now show were created in my “spare time,” for the joy of the process itself. Since my days back at Kate Sullivan Elementary, I have always loved drawing characters and scenes “from my head” to engage and amuse those around me. I welcome commissions of all kinds and have created custom portraits and one-of-a-kind greeting cards for friends of their pets, themselves, their houses, and cherished local landmarks, rendered with a whimsical touch.
I deeply enjoy teaching/guiding my classes at the Tallahassee Senior Center, where we freely explore mixed media techniques and materials with an open mind using the principles of design. The intention one brings to making art is so important. It is very rewarding to see others gain confidence and strike out creatively on individual paths in their art-making journey!
Currently, I teach "Engage With Your Page" at the Tallahassee Senior Center art program. It is a mixed media and sketchbook group with guided project goals. I have enjoyed guiding groups with using water media - watercolor, gouache, ink, and acrylic and also the basics of drawing with line and shade - using pencils, and washes of ink or watercolor. I have also taught children and adults singularly or in very small groups - drawing from life, keeping a sketchbook, and the joys of pattern, using paper, paint, and collage.