I strive to convey raw beauty and emotion in my watercolor paintings through an up-close perspective with composition, color and light. My primary source of inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and life around me. I am passionate about watercolors, they are a challenging, magical medium. Being an artist to me is an amazing, unending journey of discovery and development.
As a small child I was inspired creatively by watching my father and grandfather create stain glass windows and glass cut work. At a young age I was amazed by my ability to draw. My mother recognized my talent and encouraged. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan School of Art. Upon graduation I worked for several companies doing graphic design and illustration on the east coast. After several years I moved back to Michigan and started dwb Design Studio, winning hundreds of awards for my clients . I have taught graphic design and painting at the college, regional and local level. Helping a student grow as an artist is very rewarding.
Currently I paint, teach and display my work in juried, solo and group shows. I have been fortunate to win regional and local juried and people’s choice awards. My paintings are in numerous corporate and private art collections. I am proud to be the current President of the National Watercolor Society and a Signature member as well as the past President of the Michigan Water Color Society.
Two Man Exhibitions
Southwest Art Magazine January 2018 Issue