A Little about me
Hi everyone! Thanks for taking a moment to check out my page. Let me share a little of my background with you. I was born and raised in Auburn, Mass. and currently reside in Middletown, Ct. I have recently hit a milestone in my life and turned fifty years young.I have been painting for over 34 years. and have been entangled in a whirlwind love affair with art since I was old enough to hold a pencil in my hand.My dad was my first teacher, he would sit for hours with me teaching me how to draw. As a high school student I excelled in art, my art teacher would actually let me sit in on classes when I was supposed to be attending math class. My first real piece I was recognized for was created in his class. It was a pen and ink drawing of an ape and was entered in an art show and won first prize. From that moment on I spent my free time drawing and painting. Twenty years ago I had the privilege of being taught by a master. Her name was Vivian Berg of Auburn, Mass. Vivian has pieces she was commissioned to do by many different states and towns. She taught classes from her home and I was one of the lucky ones that got to attend her classes. At one point I could no longer afford to take her classes, Vivian pulled me aside after class and said to me " I don't care if you have the money to pay me, I want you to come anyways. It would be an honor to teach you because you have a gift and someday you are going to become a famous artist and I will be able to say I taught you." Vivian has since passed away but will always be in my heart. I continued on painting through the years an then in my forties I decided to further my education in the art field. I attended Middlesex Community College and pursued a degree in graphic design.There I received three academic achievement scholarships and had several of my pieces chosen to be displayed in the art show.