It's been awhile since I posted and since I painted as life does get in the way, but I am near completion of a new gouache still life, beginning another gouache portrait and have a couple of recent mixed media works that I have yet to photograph. And, of course, the studio is forever in need of organization, which is high on my list of goals this summer. As soon as I photograph my recent pieces, I will post them for comments.
My art journey began when I was 29 and took drawing and watercolor lessons from Phyllis Rutigliano, a master watercolorist and teacher, who I am lucky to still have as a close friend and mentor. From there, I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and received an associate's degree in fashion illustration. After 2 1/2 years of illustrating and designing children's wear, I started my own freelance advertising business while continuing my fine art education and exhibiting. Moving to beautiful Bucks County, PA in 1986 enticed me to do more en plein-air painting in addition to drawing and painting the model. Murals were also a fun way to make a living for awhile. Now, I concentrate on creating portraits: pet, people and places.
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