I am a native Vermonter who grew up on a dairy farm in the Champlain Valley town of Milton, Vermont. As a child, I spent countless hours roaming the hills, valleys, and woods surrounding my home. The freedom I felt then returned when I picked up a paint brush for the first time at the age of 37. Creating a composition was so exciting and the painting process so challenging that my life was changed forever.
Over three decades later, I have taken part in many juried shows and festivals and received awards for my work. I really enjoy being a part of the Burlington Farmers Market where I show my artwork alongside the farmers and other vendors. I am a member of the Vermont Hand Crafters organization which provides opportunities for artists to show and sell their work throughout the year. I am also a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and the Milton Artists Guild.
I teach watercolor painting and enjoy it tremendously. I have led flower painting workshops at the Vermont Flower Show, taught classes through the Recreation Department in my hometown of Milton and in the City of Burlington, and accepted invitations to teach pop-up one day workshops around Vermont. Of late, I have done Paint and Sip (any choice) sessions for wellness groups, library, birthday groups etc. I love to impart the joy of painting and the healing power of art.
My intention is to bring joy to others through teaching and through my own art.