As I am exploring the fascinating and challenging world of creating art, I find myself on the most exciting journey of my life. My "Golden Years" provide the perfect opportunity to finally nurture my life-long artistic longings and to realize a dream of being an artist.
Oil painting is my primary interest although I do work at times in various mediums such as acrylics and branch out into other artforms i.e. creating Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs). Oils allow me to express harmony through their rich and deep satin-like properties, while acrylics, provide spontaneity, hence, infusing greater energy to my work. Whether painting landscapes, flowers, animals, portraits or anything that surrounds me, I strive for an artistic interpretation that captures the spirit, beauty or mood of the moment.
Born and reared in Germany, I also lived in Switzerland, the Philippines and nine different US States before settling with my family in the Atlanta area. In 2002, I received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude) from North Georgia College and State University. Further, I have studied with nationally known artists including Marc Chatov, Ann Templeton (OPA), Anita Lentz, Lala Mulherin Street, Camille Przwodek and Dale Axelrod, both students of Henry Hensche, with Calvin Liang (OPA, PAPA) in Spain, and just recently with Kim English in Burgundy, France.
My paintings have been accepted in various juried Atlanta area exhibits, have won several awards and hang in private and public collections.