I live in Northeast Ohio after traveling from coast to coast and living in both rural and metropolitan areas from Los Angeles to New York and of course the Midwest. I am a third generation artist and have been painting since the early 1960s. I have always cared deeply about animals, both domestic and wild, and the preservation of endangered species, has always been a concern as well. Most recently, I was involved in animal rescue work, finding homes for over 11,000 dogs and cats over 12 years. It’s only natural then, that I am drawn to animals and nature for my art subjects.
I have also explored the metaphysical including creative imagination, Reiki, crystal healing, tai chi, feng shui and yoga and feel they add depth to my art as well. By creating an emotional connection for the viewer I hope my artwork will create concern and compassion for our natural world and its wild inhabitants, and help stimulate conservation efforts.
The picture on the left is Nira, a wolf at Wolf Timbers, kissing me during a photo shoot. A very awesome moment and a bit scary as he was not tame, only socialized.
My love of historic buildings and their conservation led me to doing the house portraits and my architectural works. My children and grandchildren have enhanced my love for photographing and painting people portraits. I have also enjoyed photographing several weddings and doing special paintings from them. I am very excited about completing the first level of SKPA (Special Kids Photography of America) accreditation training. This adds yet another level to my artwork and has already given me great pleasure and a feeling of personal growth. At 74 I have experienced a lot and have several passions which show in my art.