I have derived inspiration as an artist from my teaching over the last thirty one years. Students of all experience levels from beginning to advanced placement have found success in classes that I teach. These successes have led to students who are now professional artists in Chicago and New York and many portfolio awards.

I have continued to develop my own artwork as well, in my studio at home, using multiple approaches to media from oil and acrylic to watercolor, collage, and mixed media drawing. I have showed in galleries statewide and received juror awards the last two years in the MEA Art Acquisitions show 2016-1018.