Creating art for myself and fostering my children's artistic talents brings me great joy. Art has always been an important part of my life. Though I took many art classes in highschool, I ultimately chose accounting as a profession and graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 1984 with a BS in Accounting. At that time, I promised myself that I would not give up on my passion for art.
About 4 years ago, I decided tofulfill that promise and took a drawing class at the Indianapolis Art Center. That class ultimately led me to a printmaking. Currently, I participate in an independent study printmaking class at the Art Center with a group of professional printmakers from the Indianapolis area. I enjoy printmaking because it incorporates both drawing and something very tactile; carving and etching.
My art is expressed through copper etching, wood cut, Wondercut and silk screen. I draw my inspiration from things in my everyday world. I particularly appreciate making prints of vintage cars, musical instruments, animals and people. I have exhibited at the Indianapolis Art Center after being awarded Best Print in Show and Best Beginner Artist in 2011.
I have also exhibited in the Hamilton County Art Center and Birdie Gallery (Noblesville, IN), the Nickel Plate Arts Gallery (Noblesville, IN) and I won my first blue ribbon at the 2013 Indiana State Fair. In October, 2013, I had theopportunity to exhibitmy work in a large group show at the John Waldron Art Center -Ivy Tech Community Collegein Bloomington, IN.
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