Art has always been part of my life. Growing up, my father was a commercial artist and painter who then went on to open an art supply store. I attended Kutztown University where I studied Communication Design but also took classes in drawing, watercolor and oil painting. While raising children, I freelanced as a graphic designer until I joined North Penn Art where I reproduce artists’ original paintings. My customers’ work inspired me to sign up for an oil painting class. I now paint as often as I can. I enjoy subjects that have a personal connection to people and places that are most familiar to me . As I move into a different phase of life, I am continuing to learn about myself and how it is reflected through my art.