I believe in education and life long learning.
Self-discipline, motivation, curiosity, and a driven need to work, are good qualities.
I never stop learning. A passion for research, experimenting, and trying out new processes keeps me continually engaged with my work.

I paint, illustrate, write poetry, picture books, teach art and calligraphy.
I'm inspired by nature, folklore, fairy tales, dog tails, horse tails, mythology, story, music and art.

Art Instructor at the Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Art Facilitator at the Creative Opportunities, Mental Health Association, Rochester, NY
Art Instructor at the Art Store, South Town Plaza, Henrietta, NY
Volunteer at the Equicenter, therapeutic riding and horsemanship, Mendon, NY

MA     Studio Art, Marywood University, Scranton, PA.

BFA   Printmaking, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

NY State Education Certification, Art Ed preK-12th grade

Workshops, Classes:
Vassar College, Writing and Publishing for Children with Editor Barbara Lucas
Penland, North Carolina. Studied Ceramics with Toshiko Takaezu
Parson, Illustration and Drawing
RISD, Greeting Cards, Illustration
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Ma. Oil painting with Greg Montgomery
RIT, Continuing Education, Painting
Highlights Foundation, Writing, Publishing  
Southend on-sea College of Art, UK- Foundation of Art
Nazareth College, Undergrad Art and Education Courses
Writers and Books, Volunteer and numerous classes
MAG Creative Workshop, Art classes
Gell Center, workshops with John Roche, Rafe Martin, Patricia Roth Schwartz
SCBWI Conferences and workshops with art directors, editors, agents
Calligraphy Conference, Hoboken, NJ. Workshop with Sheila Waters, John Stevens