My themes are figural and tell a story. I am drawn to quiet emotions and invisible perceptions. I paint to generate compassion, reflection and appreciation by re-creating a simple moment and engaging the viewer to share and embrace the story. My painting process has been an evolution over decades. As I begin each painting with a few lines, I continue applying layers of color for weeks or sometimes months. While the work develops, figures and objects emerge with a puddle-like quality. I work to achieve a silent energy by balancing figural composition with application of color and texture. As a Millersville University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education, I taught high school for 6 years. Since then I’ve been an Information Technology professional for the last 18 years. I am a signature member of both Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor Societies and have shown nationally and internationally since 1995.