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BA, Edgecliff College College, BA. Studied Printmaking and Painting
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Printmaking, Painting
MFA, University of Illinois Chicago, Painting, Mixed Media Painting
I am a Cincinnati native. With the exception of my years studying in Chicago, I spent my career as an Art educator in Cincinnati. I taught at Mercy High School, Ursuline Academy as well as an adjunct at Northern Kentucky and Chatfield College. I also taught for the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Cincinnati. My teaching experience was diverse and driven by my own love of making Art and sharing my passion of the creative process. It was always important for me to remain active as an artist in the local community by participating in shows as much as I could while teaching.
Now that I am retired from teaching I am fully immersed in my own work and exhibiting. I have been engaged in Encaustic painting and Coldwax painting for more than 30 years. I am a member of the Encaustic Art Institute of New Mexico.
The creative process for me is an extension of life and a fluid record of the lived relational interactions of my world. My work is influenced by everything I absorb on a daily basis;the natural and spiritual world, and the symbols and beliefs that unite people.
Reclaimed materials are often used as compositional elements. The lost or discarded materials are relics of our culture and the natural world. These “found” objects invite me to breathe new life into them. Juxtaposing various materials creates a new metamorphosis in the story of my work.
I find myself thinking about human connections to PLACE, both past and present.Over the years, connections to travel has opened a window of appreciation and understanding of different cultures and beliefs. Art is a universal language and I try to use it to engage in dialog and connect to the heart and soul of others.