Internationally Shown Artist • Top-Rated Radio Show Host
I have pursued painting for much of my adult life, but it did not become my sole occupation until the mid-1990’s.
After graduating from the University of Michigan I taught reading and English. Later I earned a Ph.D. in education and did some post-doctoral work at Yale University. I taught future teachers, became an administrator in the public schools, and concluded my 25-year contribution to education as Director of Leadership Development.
At the same time, I also explored many modes of artistic expression. I began working with textiles in the 1960’s, studied oil painting in the 1970’s, and experimented with charcoal, pencil and watercolor techniques in the 1980’s. I discovered my affinity to silk painting in 1990, and it continues to be my favorite artistic medium.
I began exhibiting in 1998 with a solo show and have been in numerous art shows since then in venues such as, The Thompson Fine Arts Gallery, The Contemporary, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC), Southside on Lamar Gallery, Trinity River Arts Center, Northpark Mall, and the Dallas Main Library. I won 3rd Place in Abstract at an Irving Art Association show and have been featured in the media several times, most recently in Home and Heritage Magazine and previously in Dallas Arts Revue, WEB Magazine and Dallas Arts Seen.
In addition to fine art, I have also accomplished a great deal in the world of fashion. My clients include The Ft. Worth Modern Art Museum Gift Shop, Mary McFadden Couture, Joan Vass and Textures Gallery. I have privately received encouragement from other well-known names in fashion, such as Nicole Miller and Kim Dawson. For the last two years, I have co-chaired the highly respected Career Day for Fashion Group International of Dallas as well as serving on their Board.
As a coach, speaker and trainer, I help others unblock their creativity in the work place and privately. I continue to do the same for myself by writing creatively and dancing Argentine Tango.