I have experienced a delightful journey via both paintbrush and pen as a professional artist, published writer and teacher for the last 35 years.
After gaining a measure of accomplishment on the piano, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech, teaching creative writing in the public schools, and working in the editorial/publishing world, I discovered watercolor. For a long period, it was my sole pursuit.
The ensuing years have provided a plethora of additional creative outlets for me to pursue. Along with many years of painting and exhibiting my artwork, I have taught, written, opened art galleries in two states, travelled and, most importantly, mothered.
I have enjoying a lifetime of study and practice in the Japanese arts of Sumi-e (ink painting), Haiku (poetry), and Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging). Most recently it has just seemed appropriate to create a format where I could share these artistic pleasures with others. In my workshops and classes I can do this.
Currently, as I continue to live creatively and study the arts, I paint and write in my studio in Sarasota, Fla., in the company of Clint, my husband, a Westie named "Daisy," and nearby children and grandchildren.
"Painting and writing enable me to express the joy I feel when observing the wonderful creations of both nature and man." Marcy Chapman