Still life and landscape oil paintings
I am a self-taught painter, and for several years I apprenticed at the Vogue -Wright commercial art studio in Chicago. I also studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago to improve my technique for portraits and figure drawing.
I ran a small art studio in my home in Barrington, Illinois, where I taught portrait painting and still life. I also did commissioned children portraits. It was at this time that I became interested in doing flower still lifes. It was one of these paintings that was accepted by the Art Institute of Chicago for their sales and rental gallery.
I discontinued painting for about 20 years, but was re-inspired when I moved to Galisteo in 2000. I am now resuming my past love of painting flowers, and expanding into Galisteo landscapes.