Art Education: I earned a bachelor’s in art from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. Between my junior and senior years of college, I took a summer course in figure painting at the Florence Academy of Art.
Style: I do a lot of alla prima work because it is an exciting challenge, but regardless of the size or subject matter, I work quickly, using a direct approach to my paintings. I sometimes incorporate classical techniques. I enjoy detail and often take my work to a tighter finish.
Creative Spark: I am inspired by value patterns, interesting poses, and beautiful lighting situations.
Other Passions: I have played classical piano since I was 8 and enjoy the balance that music brings to my art-saturated life. My husband, Steve, and I absolutely love to travel together. We also enjoy hiking, fishing, downhill skiing, wine-tasting, discovering obscure folk music, and playing nerdy board games like Settlers of Catan or Scrabble.
Price Range: $575 to $15,000.
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