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Happy New Years Eve!

Do you do vision boards?

Sometimes I do and they help me further on the path of understanding some big questions like; who am I?; what do I stand for?; and what can I offer other people? One way I've realized that I can help people is to continue to use my 20+ years experience teaching, and crafting lesson plans to help them learn an art form. I make it easy and fun, and people have really responded to my classes. I want to do more of that in 2023.

I have also learned that people love my use of color and find my art to be happy. That makes me very glad. Even as a little girl in Pittsburgh I wanted to bring a smile to other people. My intention is to put joy into my art. I believe that every happy thought or a kind action makes a difference. Since I feel happy making art I want to pass that on - it's my gift to you. Bringing my art into your homes hopefully will help you remember things that are important to you too.

I'm always evolving but for now I would describe myself as a contemporary artist, whose style could be described as a blend of realism and symbolism. I'm interested in bringing archetypes to life and painting the beauty that I see, with expression. My artworks are characterized by vibrant colors, a balance between light and darkness: texture and movement. I take my time to accurately sketch a scene before I paint it so that I can quickly and accurately paint it as I see it. I am influenced by the masters like Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Klimt.

I don't have the answers to the big questions but I love trying, asking and learning. I'm so happy to finally be an artist and a creative entrepreneur. Please let me know how I can help you with either my teaching or my art and Happy New Year from my family to yours! I hope to do more traveling in the new year and hopefully our paths will cross. A blessing below

May the road rise up

To meet you.

May the wind be always

At your back.

May the sun shine warm

upon your face.

May the rain fall soft

upon your field,

And until we meet again.

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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