I graduated from University of Maryland University College in 1997 with a B.A. in Studio Art. For the last twenty years, I continued to develop my drawing and painting with local classes and workshops.  I am currently a Fine Arts Instructor at Michaels in Gainesville, Virginia. I am passionate about creating artworks that are hope-filled responses to the uneasy times we live in today.  My viewers are invited to find a resting place in a landscape, a still life or a portrait.