Born in "Dutchtown" in Rochester New York, I grew up in an inner city area with average blue collar workers. My Dad was a Rochester Police Office and I was very proud of him. A career for a "girl" in that time was not of great concern nor interest. I could always draw but really never did much with it. I won two blue ribbons in grammar school for posters I submitted for a contest. I painted every paint/ pencil by number I could get my hands on. Was fairly crafty for a young girl but I didn't take any art classes or did much drawing in my teen years. I used to decorate everybody's book covers and doodle but that's about it.
My favorite medium is acrylic paint. I enjoy pencil and also some pastels. I love realism and detail. In most every bit of art I have produced over the years it has been with those mediums.
I would say my inspiration is two fold: one my children who I feel are my greatest accomplishment and my pride and joy.
Second is being a woman who has had many different experiences in life was to prove to myself I could achieve my dream.