Art is my passion, at times it is an escape from the mundane, wearisome world, but sometimes it is my crystal ball. From the beginning the process of transforming a blank canvas into an extension of self has struck me as magical and over the years, that enchanting process has led me down a path of self discovery. I hold a BA in Studio Art from MSSU and OK State Certification. Having taught grades 1-12 for 18 years in public schools, I am now enjoying the process of creating my own artwork as well as teaching in my private studio! Creating art fills me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity, and has proven to be a means for translating inner vision to outer reality. I paint from within. Though I work quite deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and original techniques, unconscious thought is the undeniable inspiration behind my work. I have always dreamed of having an art studio in my home. A space where I could not only do my own work but also have a private art school when I retire and last summer my wonderful husband, Bruce, sold his beloved 1957 Chevy, for the sole purpose of building my dream studio. He said it was time... I don't know but he wouldn't have it any other way. When you come to visit us @The'57 Studio please tell him what a wonderful thing he has done!