I followed my high school sweetheart to Eastern Kentucky University where I received a degree in Art Education. In college I learned to paint with acrylic paints as well as the many techniques needed to teach art.
My sweetheart and I married. I choose to stay home raising our three girls. To help with the family income I ran a day care in our home for 22 years. My art was a second thought for many years as I taxied my daughters to their interests and taking care of all the children that I watched over the years.
When our youngest reached Jr. High I began taking watercolor, drawing, and open studio courses from the Art Academy of Cincinnati Community classes. Kenneth L. Buck taught me watercolor painting and my drawing teacher was Marleene Steele. I credit both with my rebirth to the art world. I literally felt like I had been recharged. In these art classes I met others that were trying to get back into their art. We supported and cheered each other on.
I branched out and attended monthly a teacher program at the Cincinnati Museum. In this program they taught us lessons to incorporate the art in the museum with Math, Science, English and History through an art lesson. Through this program they offered a watercolor workshop at the Cincinnati Art Museum, from Northern Kentucky Professor, Kevin Muente.
Best of Show October 2008 Java Jazz n' Art Juried Exhibition
New Richmond, Ohio
2nd Place September 2011 Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society
Fall Membership Exhibit