I am originally from New York, where I began my formal art training in traditional oil painting techniques at the Bethlehem Art Studio at the age of fourteen.
In 1985 I received a BA from Stetson University in Deland, Florida in Sociology with a minor in German. While attending Stetson, I also studied art design, watercolors, acrylics, oils, drawing, and calligraphy with Fred Messersmith. In 2007 I obtained my Florida Teacher Certification in Art Education Grades K-12.
I began selling art on the internet in 1998 through Ebay, Etsy, and local galleries and art fairs. My abstract and floral images have been published by HomeGoods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Canson Papers, and other interior design companies.
I enjoy sketching from nature, experimenting with various mixed-media projects, keeping artist journals filled with design ideas, printmaking–including lino prints and monotypes, and plein air painting.
- AD Lines Eurogroup, Inc. (March 2010 – January 2015) Various abstract, contemporary, and floral art sold to HomeGoods, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other interior design clients.
- Art of the Crayon, by Lorraine Bell — published as a contributing artist.
- Canson Papers – artwork sold as cover art for their hardcover sketchbook line.
Samples of previous publications…