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I’m a self-taught artist painting out of my home studio in Brunswick, Maine.  I’m blessed with the ability to paint full-time, calling it “Doing what I love the second half of life phase!”  


I was born and raised in northern California... after high school I was on my way to the Art Institute of Chicago, but changed course and joined the US Navy instead (4 years - GO NAVY!).  Then life happened as it does... marriage, children, work... and my art journey took a back seat for nearly 30 years until 2016 when I began painting again. 


Although I've not attended a traditional art school, I have completed numerous online and in-person classes, workshops and demos.  I am always trying to improve my skills.  My favorite medium is acrylic because of it's versatility and super fast dry time.  I find joy in creating scenes that inspire me at the moment on any given day, so my work is spontaneous and varied.  Occasionally a subject will hold my attention long enough for a series, but I enjoy the random things that capture my eye. I don’t always paint what is popular, but rather I paint what makes me happy.  Painting is great therapy.


If I'm not working on a daily painting, then I'm working on a larger painting or learning new techniques, but I make sure to paint something every day.  Not out of necessity, but out of the enjoyment and peace it provides me. 


I have recently been accepted as a member of the International Guild of Realism and have works displayed at Meetinghouse Arts in Freeport, Maine and Lemont Block Collective in Brunswick, Maine.


I offer a variety of original acrylic paintings, some reproductions, and Giclees.  If there is something you would like painted, I do that too!