Sharing passion and knowledge of watercolor and acrylic painting in my work as I continue exploring watermedia’s exciting adventures.


  • Artist; teacher, curriculum development, design, and implementation and coordinator of programs aimed at ages 3 through adult for 25 years.
  • Retired in 2014 from position as director of religious education at Holy Trinity Parish in Dayton, OH.
  • Dayton International Peace Museum:  education committee
  • Director of summer peace camps for children ages 3 through grade 6.


  • BA Communication The Ohio State University  1974
  • MS Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University 1976
  • Masters of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, Chicago, IL  1979

Art Education:

Self-directed study with teachers in Pensacola, Florida, Dayton and Columbus, OH beginning 1998- present.

  • Dayton, OH artists and teachers: Diane Coyle and Trish McKinney
  • Columbus, OH with Vivian Ripley, Mary Pat Turner,  Joe Lombardo, and Charles Rowland


  • Chen Khee Chee NSW, ASW
  • Frederic Graf, NSW
  • Jean Grastdorf, ASW
  • Nicholas Simmons, ASW, NSW
  • Donna Zagotta, AWS, NWS
  • Gerald Brommer AWS, NWS
  • Janet Rogers AWS, NWS
  • Don Andrews AWS NWS
  • Frank Francese  AWS, NWS
  • Joseph Fettingis AWS, NWS
  • Christopher Leep, OWS
  • Charlynn Knight, AWS
  • Lian Zhen, AWS, NWS
  • Robbie Laird, NWS, SDWS, SLMM, WW

Professional Memberships: 

  • Fairborn Art Association
  • Ohio Watercolor Society

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member:  Town and Country Fine Arts Center, Kettering, OH
  • Southern Allegheny Museum of Art:  Wolf-Kuhn Foundation Exhibit, Loretto, PA
  • Private Collections in Dayton and Pensacola, Naples and Ft. Meyers, FL and Boston, MA and Washington, DC, Vallejo g, CA

Art Awards:

  • Fairborn Art Association
  • Western Ohio Watercolor Society
  • Miamisburg Art Guild


  • Watercolor painting, acrylic inks and painting


  • Poetry on writers’ blog: Abundant Literary Path
  • Peace-Abilities, A Leader’s Manual 
  • Currently writing and illustrating children’s books