Artist Statement

I was born an artist. I have always connected to the world through artistic means. Having no professional education in art,  I learned from being an observer of the world.  I work with all mediums and I paint every subject there is!  Oil paint is my favorite.  I also love Plein Air Painting (outdoors).   I am currently In six published books, multiple national and International Competitions,  various paint outs, shows, local and National artist groups, portrait groups, and Plein air groups. I paint because I love to paint, it’s a place where time stands still and I am in my own world! One day I plan to set the world on fire!

“Paintings are an artists legacy- Something hand touched so your soul has somewhere to go when you are gone- and when people look at that painting you’re there”.  (Unknown)

Books

  • The World’s Best Oil Painters Vol 1
  • (Available through Dick Blick)
  • The Artist Project by Gerry Paz
  • Art Takes Miami
  • Connected  (Art Prize)
  • Dictionary of Artists
  • Organizations/Affiliations:
  • Village Fine Art Association
  • Huron Valley Council for the Arts
  • American Portrait Society
  • Michigan Plein Air Painters
  • Glen Arbor Art Assn.
  • Plein Air Painters of America
  • Shows: (Entered/Participated in)
  • Art Prize- Grand Rapids, MI
  • Views and Visions- Milford, MI
  • Plein Air Salon- Online
  • Art Takes Miami- Miami, FL
  • The Pink Horseshoe- Milford, MI
  • The Menagerie Room- South Lyon, MI
  • PAN- Milford, MI
  • Milford Equestrian Show- Milford, MI
  • Livonia Civic Center – Livonia, MI
  • Our Town- Birmingham, MI
  • Oakland Community College Art Competition (Chancellor award and purchase for permanent display)- Union Lake, MI
  • Artavia- Online
  • Howell Paint Out- Howell, MI
  • Glen Arbor Paint Out- Glen Arbor, MI
  • The “Juried In” Class for the Saginaw Museum Plein Air Paint Out
  • Bay Area En Plein Air Paint Out 9June 2015)
  • Women’s perspective Exhibition, Gallery 23, Bay City (September 10, 2015)
  • Studio West juried Show Brighton, MI (September 11, 2015)
  • Past Galleries:
  • The Aubergine Gallery, Milford MI
  • The Menagerie Room, South Lyon MI
  • Current Galleries:
  • Studio 23 bay City, MI

Online Galleries

Museums

  • The Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw MI

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