I’m a professional student and a jack of all trades (mediums). You name it, I’ve tried it. I started off painting with oils, and stuck with that until about my second year at university. Then I moved to film photography, and began collecting toy cameras. I learned to felt and took a 2 week class at Penland where I learned to make felt hats. I spent a year or two working with glass-especially hot glass. I took a class in papermaking, and spent several years making books and journals. I took several great classes with LK Ludwig-these were journaling and photography classes. I also took a class with her at Teesha Moore‘s JournalFest. Mary Ann Moss is a blogger who teaches classes(book and journal making) online, I took 3 of her workshops, each of them were great learning experiences. I also made jewelry and collected beads for quite a few years, studying with such notables as Nina Bagley and Susan Lenart Kasmer. I took an unforgettable class at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerto Vallarta with Susan.
I always cycle back to photography, once I got an iphone, I became enamored with iphoneography. Here’s a link to my Flickr site and I also have photos here. I have quite a collection of iphone photo apps too.
I attended Teesha Moore’s Artfest in Port Townsend, WA for about 10 years, that is where I began to get back into my art after many years hiatus. I met many inspiring teachers there. Now I understand that this year is the last one for Artfest. I have many wonderful memories of my time at Artfest and made some great friendships.
During this time I went back to school, first receiving my B.F.A in Art Studio, and later a M.F.A.(in mixed media) from the same school. I began working full time for the Art Department as an undergrad. After working at GMU for 12 years, I “retired” in January 2013. I haven’t really retired from work, just moved on to something different.
Now I am a resident artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. I’ve only been there since March 1, 2013. Follow my blog to find out what happens next.