"After graduating from art school at the State University of New York in New Paltz, I worked as an art and commercial photographer producing exhibits of my work and photographing for newspapers and other companies. I also had a fine art photography gallery and was a photography instructor at Communications Village and The Gallery in Woodstock.
After studying in California, I spent a good portion of my life in the healing arts as an holistic health practitioner, a very fulfilling career. But my true love is art, so, I returned to the art world as a member of The Southern Highland Craft Guild. I worked in clay, hand-building original work for several years. Now I combine healing and art; "art for the purpose of healing", by drawing both endangered and domestic animals.
My husband Will and I met Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer, and saw his magnificent exhibit at the Hickory Museum of Art, which inspired me to draw from his beautiful photographs of endangered species, A portion of my income from sales of these drawings supports the photo ark project. Joel "appeals to all of us to protect our endangered wildlife".
Since becoming aware of the animal rescue efforts in our county, I volunteer with Burke County Animal Services by making drawings of animals to help find them homes.
If you are interested in a commission drawing of your pet, please contact me. Greeting cards with archival prints of original drawings are also available. "