About the artist
Upon receiving a BS degree in Art Education, I began a 13 year career as a public school art
teacher. I resigned my full time position as a teacher to become a full time mother. After my
children were grown, I had time to change the direction of my life again.
My love of art has always been an underlying drive in all I do. I returned to 2 dimensional art
and found myself drawn to the spirit and character in faces. While drawing portraits, my goal
has been to reflect the personality and inner beauty as well as the likeness of each person I
draw. Along with my original artwork, I also have prints of my most popular portraits. However,
commissioned work seems to be the most requested. My clients are thrilled to see their loved
ones in a fine art portrait.
I find graphite to be a very rewarding medium for my portraits. The absence of color allows the
essence of the person to surface. However, some portraits just beg for color, so those I paint
with colored pencils I just love to see a person come to life on my paper.
My portraits are fine art, created on professional quality Bristol Board. They are not just sketches,
but rather, realistic hand drawn works of art. They can take from 20 - 100s of hours to create. It
requires a good amount of patience, but I love doing it.
I'd love to draw a portrait for you.