Welcome to my art page! Just so you know, if you like anything and want to save it for later, you can pin it to one of your Pinterest boards, and when you click on the image, it will link directly back to the artwork page!
I'm an artist, an author of 'On Becoming a Lemonade Maker', a blogger, a photographer and a life voyager. My artistic training started at the age of 8, when I started taking a few 2 hour art classes per week in my mother's studio to help fill up the classes, and then at the age of 15 this allowed me to become a teacher's assistant, and soon take over the running of one of the 3 studios she operated.
Trained at an early age to observe and to learn intensively, I applied this ability to view life from an observer's perspective to try to unravel life's secrets, and later in life became a writer. Taking photos became one of my guilty pleasures, and many times I would stop and take a photo of something which held absolutely no interest for anyone around me, and even prompted some to ask, 'Why are you taking a picture of that?' Once the photos were downloaded to the computer, people could see the striking photo and understand a little better what had captivated me!
This artist has lived through many ups and downs, and has found that creativity has been expressed in a few forms. Depending on what is going on in my life and the available materials, I'll create to express joys, sorrows and a whole array of emotions. Art has been a way to express the beauty around me, has saved my sanity through the difficult times and has opened other doors to creativity.
You might think that one would have to choose between writing and making art and photography, but I've found that as I found her writing voice, I tapped into deeper areas inside of myself, which brought more depth to my art making and even to the photos!
The artist is currently living with her family in the Heartland of America; she was born in Montreal and lived there most of her life. She moved from one extreme temperature climate to the desert in Tucson, Arizona, which is at the other extreme of temperatures. Life then led her to live in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a couple of years, and then to Missouri, to be with her daughter and her grand kids. Each one of these areas has influenced her art, her photography and her writing, so you'll see a mixture of these styles and influences!
Book: "On Becoming a Lemonade Maker", available as a Kindle, a paperback and soon as an audio book: check out Amazon and Barnes and Noble!