I was raised in New Jersey, and influenced artistically by high school field trips to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Art Museum. The first painting I ever sold was to my art teacher after winning first place in our high school art show. While attending the U of A, I studied art and dance. After relocating to Sierra Vista in 1979, I married and raised 3 children, while also working as a government contractor for 17 years. This job involved drafting architectural, engineering, ans isometric type drawings using a CADD system. After leaving government contracting in 2002, I pursued painting again. I taught K-12 art part-time in the private school sector in Sierra Vista for 8 years. At the same time, I opened a custom picture framing business in Bisbee, and soon after, expanded to include a gallery, displaying the art of 10 artists, including myself. The gallery was closed in 2010, so I could en a home based studio, Blue Mustard Seed Studios. At my studio, I offered art instruction for adults and children as well as mosaic classes. During this time, I joined the HAA , becoming more involved with the local art community. Each summer, theme oriented art camps are offered for children and teenagers. At the end of each summer, I hosted the annual student art show, showcasing over 100 pieces of artwork for viewing pleasure of 100+ guests. I have also illustrated a children’s book. I currently work as a freelance artist, muralist and host paint parties at the Huachuca Art Association (HAA). I also serve as a board member of the HAA.
This year, my design, Extraordinary Skies Uncommon Ground , was selected for the city mural. I was also approached to paint because of my previous experience. On June 30, 2017, the mural was completed and was dedicated to the city in September 2017.
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