Enjoy exploring my paintings and illustrations.
I am a native of Traverse City, Michigan in Grand Traverse County- thus the website name. My background and experience includes illustration, painting, graphic design, video production, multimedia development, educational technology and online learning, plus teaching. I teach at my home studio, at Grand Traverse Senior Center and through Northwestern Michigan College's Extended Education.
I focus primarily on painting in watercolor, but I also like acrylics. My art can be seen in local galleries and businesses. I have illustrated two children's picture books: "Fire Bird: The Kirtland's Warbler Story" and "Rosie's Rescue: Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill". They can be purchased at local and online bookstores.
My art is inspired by the many things that I see around me, from people and animals to nature and buildings. My artistic inspiration is drawn from the beauty and unique visions I am fortunate to see. That is also why I enjoy painting outside (Plein Air), as well as, in my studio.