|I call myself an all media artist/teacher, as i tend to go back and forth between medias. Although oils and pastels are my favorite,in the past I have spent a great deal of time as a potter, sculptor, photographer, weaver, and delved to some extent into watercolor and casein. Landscapes are my usual subject, having grown up on a farm where we were free to roam the country side, sometimes gathering wild flowrs, picking wild blackberries, or building playhouses in the woods.
After spending several years doing black and white photography, I find digital photography a fascinating subject which I am still investigating. Several years ago I heard John Pappas was going to retire, so took a year of sculpture with him at EMU.
I've been a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists for many years, and more recently a member of the Ann Arbor Area Pastelists. I've received many awards and have had several one person shows of my work. I have a BS in Art, and earned 26 credits toward a masters in painting. My intentions were to get a masters in scultpure but at that time it wasn't offered. My efforts to get a masters was stopped to pursue a business in pot making. I spend 10 years going to art fairs to peddle my wares. Back problems made me go back to painting which I continue to this day.
When my husbland retired in '81we bult a two story building, the first level is his shop while the second level is my studio. I have enjoyed being able to spread out in this great space, and work by myself. Early on I did invite other artists to join me, and hired a model. My studio is a great asset where I can show and store my work, or leave works in progress undisturbed until I can return to them.
My studio can be found at 4901 Grandview, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, which is in Pittsfield Township, near the Washtenaw Country Club. My email is . Please call me before you come to visit me at 734-434-2034. I welcome your call.
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