I consider myself an Act 2 artist! After a career as a Financial Advisor navigating the waters of Wall Street for my clients' retirement portfolios, I now create and manage my own art portfolio! My story even amazes me! While working with clients in St Helena, California I made a wrong turn and found myself turning around in the parking lot of an art supply store in Napa Valley. Wandering in, I emerged to continue my journey with a couple of canvases, some acrylics and a few brushes. The vineyard paintings now grace my kitchen. And so it began...a journey from which there is no turning back and only a desire to continue. I primarily work with oils and pastels and am a certified instructor offering all inclusive workshops in Wilson Bickford Fast and Easy painting methods. My students are amazed that in an afternoon they can accomplish a painting they are proud to frame and display or give as a gift. Come browse my gallery and do come paint with me!
I make my home in Tampa, FL and at our cabin in Northern Minnesota so we can paint sunsets on the gulf or on the lakes...with palm trees or boreal forests!
Studies and Workshops
I am constantly studying other artists and participating in workshops to develop my self as an artist. Influencers of note are:
Bonnie Paruch, Master Pastelist - "A Brush with Life"
Helen Van Wyck
Tampa Bay Art League
Tampa Plein Air Painter
Oil Painters of America - Associate Member