I am an award winning Signature Oil Painter with Society of Western Artists specializing in the realistic rendering of inanimate and natural objects. I am a credentialed Fine Arts Teacher with 40 years of sharing my passion of the art process with people aged 2 to 90 in public schools, community education and in my studio. I have worked as a freelance illustrator for the Biology and Zoology Departments. I am currently working on a series of oil paintings of pollinators and stippled finely detailed ink drawings of nature themes.
Evelyn expects excellence from me...and she works with me until that expectation is met. She sees me as an artist, not just a student. While she has taught me skills, she is always mindful and respectful of my own artistic style.
I start with the basics or from my students’skill level. I go step by step. Teaching is intuitive and like a dance. I’m passionate about the art process and I think it rubs off. I love watching my students discover their artistic potential! They’re oftentimes surprised by what they are capable of doing
I have an undergraduate degree in FineArt: Painting and Drawing. I have a K through 12 teaching credential in Visual Art and an Adult Education Credential and I’ve been teaching drawing, painting, color theory and printmaking in public school, adult ed, GATE, home hospita, in my studio and in private settings for the past 30 years.