After more than 25 years as a graphic designer I was diagnosed with severe glaucoma in 2008. After five years of struggling against the loss of most of my peripheral vision, I left my field of work and returned to my first love of artistic expression–painting.

My years of work as a graphic designer gives me the foundation to find fulfillment and success as a fine art painter. I explore the natural settings around my home in Northern Virginia and our travels. Plein air painting has become my passion; my outdoor sketches, photo references and memory of the light and shadow come back with me to my studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center where I have been painting in oil and acrylics. The joy and happiness I get from creating the work is mirrored in the faces of those who collect my work.