I "grew up" in Massachusetts and traveled quite a bit before making my home in Port Charlotte, FL in 2001. I have always been "artsy" but the ideas really started flying when I took a furniture painting class in 2002. When I ran out of furniture to paint I started working with other mediums. My horizon expanded further when I joined an abstract art class in 2015. The acrylic (and the ink and the Citrasolv) has been flowing ever since!
I was the winner of the Best Artist Coach in the 2018 Battle of the Brushes. I have won multiple awards for my work at Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda FL, Englewood Art Center, FL, Sarasota Art Center and the International Society of Experimental Artists.
I love to do alcohol ink workshops. You can frequently find me at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda doing a three-day fun-filled immersive ink workshop.
For those who are short on time or just want to try out the inks, I do smaller workshops in my home/studio. These are $50/person (minimum of 4 people) and last about three hours. I will supply all you need to create beautiful things.
I also do personal consultations (one on one) to focus on your artful needs. This is $75/hour.