I’ve always been fascinated with God’s incredible creation – nature. My earliest memories include contemplating the magic of autumn leaves swirling in the wind, an unexpected flower popping up along a walk and the majesty of a giant old tree.
My art is a reflection of my fascination with nature. I try to convey in my watercolors and drawings the delicate intricacy of flowers and leaves, the subtle beauty of tree bark and branches, and of things found on the ground during a walk in the woods.
I love the transparency and lightness of watercolor. I especially enjoy this medium when painting flowers. I also enjoy drawing birds and plants and use colored pencils to capture the texture and beautiful patterning I find in these treasures. I am currently exploring mixing colored pencil with other media to attempt new, exciting effects.
Art has been a real joy in my life – a way to express my feelings about the simple beauty around us in the midst of our daily lives.
I completed the Botanical Art and Illustration Certification program at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois in 2005 and joined the Nature Artists Guild there. I have exhibited my art in various places in Illinois since 2002.
My husband Mark and I live in Aurora, Illinois, where two of my favorite hobbies, walking and gardening, continue to inspire me with new subjects to draw and paint.
I am currently teaching classes using Zoom. For more information, please check the pages for each class on this site, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.