I have been painting since I was ten years old. That’s when I had my first oil painting classes as a private student one summer. My grandmother's gift to me. I have been painting ever since.
At the age of twenty, I took another oil painting class at a private art school in Wauconda, IL. The wonderful woman who owned this School, took me under her wing and exposed me to a world of Art that I had no idea about and trained me to become one of her teachers as well. She saw something in me, that she believed in.
She built a future for me that I was totally unaware of at the time. She gave me the confidence to survive on my own when she sold the school and left town. I was terrified.
It’s been over 30 years. I have my own Fine Art School for 20 years now and it is a mirror image of my mentor. She and her husband, taught me how to succeed in a business and my own passion to Paint has continued to grow in ways I never knew it would.