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       I have been a teaching artist for 30 years and I love to teach! It has been an honor to be invited to teach for Art Centers and Studios across North America as well as having been chosen as faculty member for several International Calligraphy Conferences. Seeing the joy in a student’s face when they create something that pleases them brings me joy. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given to inspire others in their creative journey.

     Mixed media, acrylic paints, calligraphy, bookbinding, and fiber arts - I have loved them all since I first discovered each medium. I have a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication, marketing and advertising designer. But my passion has always been with color and paint, no matter what the surface. 

     Personal artistic development has been a lifeline as I work my way through the challenges life has brought. My mixed media, book art, calligraphic and acrylic work has been shown in galleries and top juried art fairs nationwide. I believe that asking “what if?” and keeping a spirit of adventure and discovery is important as I follow my creative path and attempt to create something original. I love experimenting with texture, layers, marks, paint and dyes. I'm proud to be a Certified Artist Educator for Golden Paints. I am also an Ambassador for Ampersand and on the education teams for Silver Brush and Marabu Creative.

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