The Art of

Ever since I was a young child I have always been interested in art and enjoyed expressing myself with a variety of art materials. I went to a special high school in New York City for students who were talented in music and art (Music and Art High School) and decided that I wanted to be a professional artist when I grew up. Studying art education at Old Dominion University (B.S. in Art Education) and Queens College , City University of New York (M. S. in Art Education) I began a 32 year career as an artist and art educator.

I have had solo or small group shows at the Union League Club in Chicago, the University of IL in Chicago, the CTT Gallery, Northwestern University, Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake, Milieu Design Inc. in Barrington, Dunton Gallery in Arlington Heights, the Deer Path Gallery in Lake Forest, Arlington Gallery in Arlington Heights, Multiple Choices in Chicago, Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake and in many businesses, banks, public libraries, and government buildings in the Chicago area.

I have retired from teaching art in Glenview School District #34. Now I am enjoying painting in my home studio and taking classes or workshops with other respected artists.


  • 2014: "Chicago Pastel Painters Juried National Exhibition", Chicago Botanic Garden Award
  • 2013: Chicago Pastel Painters “Strokin” IV!, Merchandise Award
  • 2012, 2011: "12th Annual Realism Online International Art Exhibit", Special Recognition
  • 2011: "Art in the Barn", Best of Show, Pastel
  • 2010: "Bold Brush" finalist, June online competition
  • 2009: Illinois Watercolor Society: Award of Excellence
  • 2008: Evanston Lakeshore Art Fair", Best of Show, watercolor
  • 2008: "Glenview Art Fair", Award of Merit
  • 2008: "Illinois Watercolor Society", Daniel Smith merchandise Award
  • 2007: "Scholl Museum Exhibit", Best of Show
  • 2007: "Art Centre 2007", Best of Show

Corporate Purchases:

  • Dick Blick Art Materials
  • Nicor
  • Northern Trust Bank
  • Lake Forest Bank
  • Norris Gallery
  • Kimball Hill

Professional Organizations:

  • Illinois Watercolor Society, Signature Member
  • Chicago Pastel Painters, Signature Member
  • Pastel Society of America, Associate Member
  • Chicago Society of Artists
  • Lakes Region Watercolor Guild
  • Lake County Art League


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