I was born in Chicago, Ill. and grew up in Miami, Fla. I first began painting at nine years old, after taking a YMCA summer art class. My formal training started in a sketch class with many of the local Disney artists and continued with Mercedes Bennett, a local commercial artist, and then with Georges Sellier, a tapestry designer from the Beaux-Arts.
During High School, I worked at R.J. Menu company illustrating menus.In 1958 I received a scholarship to attend Wellesley College, where I studied art history and attended a studio course. The following year I married my childhood sweetheart, transferred to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and immediately had the first of four children, which postponed both my college and art work for ten years. In 1968 I studied at the DeCordova Museum School and in 1969 at the Boston Museum School. In 1970 I was accepted at Massachusetts College of Art, where I fell in love with water color. In 1971 I completed a B.F.A. at the University of Colorado.
During the following years, painting again took a back seat to the necessities of being a single parent raising four children. After leaving Colorado, I lived in Anchorage, Alaska for twenty years and moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1998 to be closer to my grandchildren, Then I retired, and happily resumed painting in earnest.
"Still A Mystery"