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Hello! Welcome to my bio page!
Art and teaching are my true passions, and I feel very fortunate to have a job doing what I adore.
I was born and raised in Oshkosh. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and I completed my master’s work in Creative Arts in Learning through Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I grew up in the arts, and learned to draw from my father. My first painting set came from my uncle, an artist who lived with Muscular Dystrophy and painted using his mouth. I had absolutely wonderful art teachers all throughout my schooling, and credit my teachers, father, and uncle with the love of the visual arts. My father died when I was young, and I feel it is an honor, duty, and privilege to be able to carry on his (and my) love for the visual arts to my students. My mother is my hero. I have an enormous amount of respect for someone who can raise two daughters on her own. She is a beautiful singer, and I grew up with a love for the musical arts as well. I played violin for six years until my junior year in high school, when my attention turned more towards the visual arts.
What I Enjoy:
I enjoy drawing and painting, but love to dabble in other art areas, such as weaving, ceramics, metal work, and anything else I can get my hands on. I enjoy the challenge of what a new medium brings. I also love reading, traveling and a good horror flick! It’s probably no secret by now….I love anything Hello Kitty!
New Over the Summer:
I spent the summer remodeling our upstairs portion of our home. My husband and I live in a house that is over 100 years old. I love the charm of older homes, and I love being able to take a room and mix the old character with a modern look. We also spent most of our weekends up at our trailer near Shawno. We love to camp with our good friends (and camping neighbors), Mr. and Mrs. Foley and their children.