After retiring as Greenfield Central Junior High School’s visual arts teacher, I enjoy painting representational imagery and continue to discover new ways to express ideas. Plein air painting is a favorite past time. My subject matter is a gallimaufry of various themes and subjects, sometimes abstracted. Working in oil, acrylics, or watercolors, I experiment with processes. Studio 212A is located in the Bradley Hall Events Center in Greenfield, IN where I
Artist Style: Visual: Abstract, Assemblage, Collage, Contemporary, Expressionistic, Figurative, Formalism, Illustrative, Land/Cityscape, Murals, Narrative/Historical, Nature/Wildlife, Non-Objective, Portraiture, Realism, Representational, Sacred/Liturgical Art, Still Life, Symbolic
Being an art teacher over thirty years, I’ve always enjoyed manipulating media and experimenting with processes. My most recent discovery has been using fluid acrylics on yupo with tape resists. I’ve also created my own collage papers using deli paper, stencils and acrylics. While in Greece, July 2021, I intensified my study of how light affects color. Kefalonia is known as the island of light. Seeing the beautiful warms and cools as the light danced on the Ionian Sea, I began abstracting imagery more during this trip and now hope to delve into this more. I credit many of my artists/ instructors for sharing their knowledge and encouraging me over the years. I have studied under oil painters: William Ashby, Patrick Saunders, Pam Newell, Wyatt Lagrand; watercolorists: Paul Jackson, Andy Evansen; collage and acrylic artists: Karen Knutson, Sandy Maudlin, Natasha Metaxa and Jennifer Stone. I consider myself a life-long learner. I also love teaching my students to discover the artist within, to take risks, and grab the bigger brush.
Need a critique? I love to discuss art. Contact me for lessons or commissions. All levels and all ages are welcome.
Email me if you are interested in a purchase or commission. Do you love to talk about art, need a critique or a lesson? I enjoy sharing and consider myself a life long learner. I give hourly painting lessons by appointment in my studio, Rm 212A, Bradley Hall Event Center, 2 W Main, in Greenfield IN 46140.
1972 Bachelor’s in Math and Art Education, Purdue University
1986 Masters in Secondary Education, IUPUI
1989-1995 Getty Foundation Seminars for Art Educators in US
Recent shows in 2020 and 2021 include
2004 Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant, Xiamen, China: Meixia glass project
1995 Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant, Sendai, Japan, woodblock printmaking.