In the 2nd grade, I decided to work in the arts and stuck with it. My professional life is divided between photography and
painting. It is my life’s work to make people feel good about
themselves. That has always been easy for me - through my paintings
They say the most important legacy one can leave behind is
how you make others feel. I aim to spread wisdom, knowledge, encouragement, and
positive feelings to all I encounter.
important for me to know the purpose of your portrait. What are you trying to
say about yourself? This helps enormously in getting your message out into
the world. When painting portraits in oils, I work from great photographs. I create original paintings of loved ones who have
I began my education at Queens College and New York University, followed by Elkins
Institute in Dallas and the Arvon Foundation in England. My career began as a
model, actress and singer in New York City. Owned and operated commercial photography and fine art
studios in Dallas, New York City, Arizona, and England.
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Sheer joy for me - painting faces / portraits of humans, pets, animals.
Professional photographer for decades. Making folks look their very best - accomplished at retouching headshots / portraits. Paint
portraits in Oils, working from excellent photos. Prefer painting on a
hard surface: canvas or linen panels, wood panels, etc.
Getting a degree in Photography. Continue my studies, working with some of the best teachers of oil painting, locally and the Scottsdale Artists School. Living
in England for 9 years (my childhood dream) Being a member of a gallery
in London; travelling all over the UK doing shows. Several
years ago, being asked to teach. Now teaching at 3 venues - such a joy.
Teaching requires a great deal of study, research, work! Keeps you on
your toes - LOVE teaching so much. Became
a best-selling contributing author on Amazon, "Wisdom of the Silver
Sisters". Working with and getting to know all of the fabulous women who
contributed to the book. Travel to Spain recently and painting with many other international artists in a gallery/studio near Barcelona.
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