I studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, and later with Dominic Vignola of Oak Park, and Thia Malenchik of Palatine, Illinois.
I am a Board Member of the Elk Grove Village Art League,and formerly with the Palatine-Inverness Art League, and the Barrington Cultural Art Center.
Recent winner of the Award of Excellence at the Elk Grove Village Juried Art Show.
I put my art aside for many years while I raised my daughters and worked outside my home. Later as a “reluctant retiree” I went back to painting. I find it rewarding in so many ways, as well as being “therapeutic”.
My husband and I have traveled through Italy extensively, so many of my paintings of the Tuscan countryside, and various cities come from photos taken during those trips. Coming home to make paintings of my photos has allowed me to relive those parts of the trips that were so meaningful.
I trust that my appreciation for the art of the old masters, and my love of painting will influence each of my six amazing grandkids. They all know that they can play with paints and brushes at "Nana's" house.
Thanks to my very supportive husband, Jim and my family, I have been able to devote a lot of my time to painting, and promoting my artwork.
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