Inspired by nature, I strive to capture and share the essence of whatever
drew me to a particular place. I’m especially attracted to the lighting,
textures, and moods of country roads, wetlands, woods, and fields. The
beauty and uniqueness I see in the everyday compels me to draw this
fascinating world around us.
I work with pastels which are very versatile and allow for drawing techniques
and flat, brush-like strokes. I love color and often exaggerate the variety and
brilliance of what I see. I begin by loosely establishing the overall
composition with large abstract shapes and then apply layers of pastel as I
develop value, texture and detail.
I have always enjoyed drawing and painting and received a B.A. in art from
Eastern Michigan University. By 2000, I had begun to seriously focus on
developing my art and participated in my first art fair in 2003. I have
received several awards, including having one of my pastels as the
featured art for promotional items/advertising for the 2004 State Street
Area Art Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am a member of The Great Lakes
Pastel Society, The Michigan Guild, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Chelsea
Painters, and Ann Arbor Area Pastelists.
About the Artist and Her Work