I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a double major in photography from Kutztown University and also studied towards my MFA at University in London England on scholarship. I have a teaching background with over twenty-five years experience with a passed background check as well. I am proud to say i have taught grades K through 12th grade, college age to adult artist. I have worked with and am able to teach artist on various skill levels from beginning to advanced abilities.
I work in all mediums; watercolor, oils, acrylics, pen and ink, pastels, graphite, charcoal, various pencil type mediums: watercolor pencils, Inktense pencils, color pencil. I have several pictures of my artwork posted under GALLERY in the main menu.
Being an artist is a wonderful gift and talent that needs to be nurtured and guided by another professional artist that understands the creative process. Studying with an artist that is able to teach and understand your needs is so very important. Learning the basic fundamentals is very important for all drawing tools; charcoal, colored pencils and graphite. The proper papers and tools to match each medium will improve the success of the outcome tremendously. I have many hours acquired in all the drawing techniques; charcoal and life drawing, colored pencil and graphite. I have worked in landscape drawing, still life, portrait and figure drawing.
Very importantly, you must want to create and produce your artwork. I can teach you basic to advanced skill techniques to improve skill, but you must want to work on your artwork at home in between art lessons. This way I have something to work with when you are here. I understand sometimes there just does not seem to be enough time to always work as we’d like, but at least sketch a little if all possible. I am Mom of three and the schedule is full some days!
It is a fabulous and well deserved treat for anyone that really doesn’t consider themselves artist per say, but they would like to simply take a few art lessons. If you are an artist please study with a professional when you require help. It is important to keep a sketch book at hand as well for putting down ideas for future use and it sharpens the drawing skill and over time you will improve. Practicing drawing exercises will help you with control in graphite and learn the value scale. Do not draw on paper such as computer paper, this paper is not designed for graphite. Buy a tablet that is at least 140 lb. or better. They can be found in art stores. Don’t waste your time sketching on cheap paper.
Also draw the subjects you love, if you love your dog or cat start there. Drawing subjects you love will add to your confidence and will help you when starting out. I am an accomplished artist and I can hold a productive constructive positive critique. I can help you with as follows:
☼ Basic to advanced skills in any medium in all skill levels of realism.
☼ Preparing your portfolio for college or other uses.
☼ Help you with Scrapbook Factory Program used for scrapbooking, web-design, photography, and Fine Art uses.
☼ Photo Explosion Program for designing and photography, art.
Please contact me for more information and any questions. Thank you.