About the Artist
As my art has evolved, I continue to focus on midwestern landscapes and paintings of local buildings and homes, as well as the horses and other animals that I love so much. I work in pastel and in oil and cold wax. Pastel allows me combine drawing with painting and work freely with brilliant color. I love that it is dry, and I don't have to wait for it to dry. Oil mixed with cold wax medium is great for building texture and layers. You will find that my oil and cold wax paintings are often looser and more impressionistic. I've been "playing" more with this medium. I enjoy gardening, and my flowers frequently end up in my paintings.
I do many commissioned paintings--dogs, horses, and local homes and businesses. I enjoy doing them and getting to know my clients in the process.
In December, 2013, I was awarded the People's Choice Purchase Award by Art for All-Elgin, for my painting "Blessing of the Hounds."