"I graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration. After a few years in the commercial art field, I moved back to my hometown of Charlevoix, Michigan to pursue a career as a watercolor artist. The past years have been spent entering shows, competitions and studying with renowned watercolor artists in the United States and Europe. My watercolors have been accepted into the Michigan Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America’s annual juried exhibitions with many awards and recognitions, culminating in a 1st place national award in 2008. I am also proud to have exhibited at the prestigious Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair for over 25 years."
"My most recent work has expanded to include plein air works in both oil and watercolor, painting locally with three different plein air groups during the summer and entering various paint-out competitions that have resulted in numerous awards and sales."
"My approach to painting, no matter the medium, is a quest to take ordinary subject matter and render it memorable. My imagery is chosen usually for light and shadow—I enjoy the way sunlight falls across architecture, reflects in unexpected areas and creates wonderfully-shaped and colorful shadows that are pleasingly linked in a cohesive design."