“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He would workds with this hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” – St Francis of Assisi
I feel so fortunate to have art as a friend and companion throughout my life.
I’ve been influenced by my aunt who was a professional artist; by special art classes at Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh PA during my elementary and high school years; by encouraging art instructors at Midwestern State University while living in Wichita Falls TX; by membership in the Fremont Art Association, Portola Art Gallery, and Artists 7, and by teaching drawing and watercolor in private classes and through the Fremont Adult School while living in the Bay Area; by attending a painting workshop at La Romita School of Art in Umbria Italy; and by being a founding partner in Art On Broadway Gallery in Beaverton OR. No matter where I found myself, my connection to art has been instructive, challenging, supportive, and joyous!
Creating and sharing my paintings is truly a pleasure, but my proudest artistic accomplishment is bringing together the extremely talented group of local artists that have been members of Art On Broadway Gallery over the past five and a half years. Together, we have given our community a gift – a destination for the discovery, appreciation, and enjoyment of fine art.
“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” -George Bernard Shaw