A heritage of Pennsylvania Dutch and American Indian combine to create sense of history and a deep instinctive understanding of the land and the natural environment. This translates to a love that can be seen in the artist's work, be it in oils, watercolor, pen and ink illustrations or clay. All senses are involved in the creation and the finished piece. Whatever medium used, it must reflect and enhance the nature of the each piece to capture the soul, personality and innate spark of the subject matter.
Kutztown State College, Philadelphia College of Art, PA; Hood College, The Delaplane, MD. Pottery and Raku Workshops sponsored by "Clay Times" and "Tin Barn Pottery" Raku workshops. Worked for many years in the art dept. at Norcross Greeting Cards, PA before moving to Virginia. Artist has won numerous awards for her work and shown in galleries in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Commissioned pieces displayed in office buildings, private homes throughout the United States and abroad, and The Washington Post Building in DC.
Participated in the following exhibits, juried shows and local galleries:
Western Loudoun Studio Artist Tour (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)
Catoctin Holiday Tour (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Hood College Md "In Flux" ceramic show (3rd 2005)
Middleburg Art Show (1st in Pottery, Exceptional Merit award 2004)
Middleburg Art Show (1st in Pottery, 3rd in sculpture-2003)
Millwood Show, VA, Oatlands Art Show, VA , Waterford Art Show, VA
Burne Gallery, Middleburg, VA , Medlin Gallery, Leesburg, VA
Delaplane Visual Arts Education Center, MD
Catoctin Artists, VA
Loudoun Arts Council, VA
Loudoun Sketch Club, VA