My art career began ten years before my retirement from a forty-year career as a medical doctor. Contemplating what to do next and recalling how much I loved the art history courses taken as an undergraduate, pursuing a degree in art history came to mind. Then it occurred to me that making art would be a better way to expend my creative energy.
I began by taking a course in “Drawing On The Right Side of The Brain”. After that, while mostly self-taught, I got guidance from professional artists, attended workshops, and took figurative drawing and painting courses at Eastern Michigan University. After a few years, I was invited to show my work in a gallery setting, and an emerging career began.
My works are clearly representational, but not necessarily realistic depictions of the subjects. The goal and challenge is to make artistic sense, through the interplay of compositional elements, and thereby create interesting and aesthetically pleasing products.
I began doing still life, but after some years my interests turned to horses, portraiture and figurative works. Acrylics have been the most common media, but I also use gouache, charcoal, pastels, Conte crayon, graphite and inks, often in combination.
1998 Matrix Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2001 Pierre-Paul Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2014 JCC Amster Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2016 Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI
JURIED GROUP SHOWS
1998 “Stills in Life”, Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI
1999 Luminosity Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2001 “eMotion Pictures: Orthopedics in Art”, American Acad. of Orthopedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
2003 “Derby Days”, 21 North Gallery,Toledo, OH
2004 Ann Arbor Women Artists, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2004 “Derby Days”, 21 North Gallery,Toledo, OH
2005 Pierre-Paul Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 Summer Show, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Ann Arbor, MI
2012 Winter Show, Ann Arbor Women Artists, Ann Arbor, MI
2013 “It’s All About The Horse”, Huron Valley Council for The Arts
2013 “About Face”, Rodin-Detroit Gallery, Detroit, MI
2013 “Our Town”, Community House, Birmingham, MI
2015 “Human Nature”, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery Online
2016 “Body Eclectic”. Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2016 “Degrees of Abstraction”, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2018 Summer Invitational, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2018 “4th Figures and Faces Exhibition”, Fusion Art Gallery Online
2019 “Black and White”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online
2019 “Portrait”, Contemporary Art Gallery Online