Originally from the Pittsburgh area, I always loved to draw growing up. While attending Purdue University, I majored in fine arts for a semester, but ultimately took the practical route and became a pharmacist. After graduation and marriage, I followed my husband in his career to various cities including Nashville and Makakilo. Later I obtained an MBA at the University of South Carolina. Raising 2 kids and working didn’t leave much time for art, but I took a painting class whenever I could. After moving to Charleston, a tragic accident forced me to reconsider my vocation and I began taking classes with Elizabeth Bronson which have continued for over 15 years. Traveling to visit the world’s great museums, art galleries, workshops, and seminars have been an inspiring source of continuing education.