Thank you for visiting my Art Journal Blog!  I am returning to my passion for art after being away for over 5 years.  Among other things, we renovated our home of 19 years in Syracuse NY, then sadly sold it and moved to Cleveland Ohio.  With our last two boys on auto-pilot, after 30 years of raising our 6 children, I returned to school and received my RN.  I have worked in a busy NICU for two years…and it is time.  Time to get my hands dusty again.  The minute I picked up my pastels a few months ago, I have thought of nothing else.  So at the encouragement of my daughter Jessica, I have decided to post my paintings in a journal like fashion to record my progress in my journey back. 

My history with art includes studying with the following people:
Carolyn Berry- Skylark Studios, Manlius NY 
Nicora Gangi- Private study, Syracuse NY 
Susan Porges- I am currently drawing from life in her Beachwood, OH studio

Daniel Greene-portrait workshop, Danbury CT,  July, 2005
Judith Carducci-portrait workshop, Beachwood, OH May 2013
Susan Porges-plein air workshop, Beachwood, OH, Summer 2013
Judith Carducci-plein air workshop, Cleveland OH, Aug. 2013
Susan Ogilvie-plein air/studio workshop, Greenville, NY Sept. 2013

Art Societies:
Medina County Art League since 2013