Mundelein, IL      (224) 864-4966

Artist’s Statement

I was born in Chicago, IL. I have drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. I am mostly self-taught but I have been fortunate to study informally under some fine artists such as, Enid Silverman, Jason Miklik, and Romel de la Torre.

I love working in oils and watercolors as well as charcoal and pastels. Most of all I love the sheer act of creating in two dimensions what I see in three. The completed drawings and paintings are my emotions and interpretations poured out onto a canvas.

Oil Painters of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, Artists on the Bluff, Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists, NorthShore Art League, Glenview Art League, Adler Center for the Arts, Lake County Art League, The Art Center-Highland Pk.

Exhibitions – (Group & Individual Exhibitions)

  • 2017 NOAPS  Fall International On-line Exhibit
  • CAVA – Later Impressions 2017 Exhibit
  • The David Adler Music & Arts Ctr.   Brush Up Your Shakespeare Exhibit  2016, Art and Soul Invitational Exhibit 2019, Members Exhibit 2020
  • Hyman & Miriam Reiner Art Gallery 2011 One Woman Show  – “Visions”
  • Artists of Dickinson Hall, Northern Trust Bank, Lake Forest – 2011-2016
  • North Shore Art League Member’s Show 2006-2015, 2018
  • North Shore Art League “Inchworks” Exhibit 2007-2018
  • The Art Center “In View” Members’ Show  2007-2016, 2018
  • The Art Center 12″x12″ Juried Show 2006-2009
  • The Noodle Cafe, Wilmette, IL. – Invitational one woman show 2014
  • The Art Post Gallery – “Art by the Inch” Competition 2013-2017,        2018 Best of Show
  • “Everybody Has a Gift” Exhibit – Buffalo Grove History Museum – 2006-2018
  • NAAC Juried shows “Women’s Works”   2010-11,13,14,18, 2020
  • NAAC “Real People”   2008, 2009

Collections & Galleries & Publication

  • The Gallery – Lake Forest, IL – Various Exhibits
  • Cover of the 2015 Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce Community Guide
  • Buffalo Grove Fitness Ctr. Permanent Collection
  • Emerald Isle Restaurant & Pub, Chicago, IL –  Wall Murals
  • “Dogs on the Bluff”  – Lake Bluff  –  Public & Private display 2020


  • 2021 Best of Show Mundelein Fine Arts Festival
  • 2019 Chamber of Commerce – Mundelein Fine Arts Festival Purchase Award
  • Double Tree by Hilton -Mundelein Fine Arts Festival Purchase Award
  • 2017 Award of Excellence – CAVA Later Impressions Exhibit
  • 2017 & 2018  Best of Category – Adler Festival of the Arts
  • 2017 1st Place Art Post Gallery “Art by the Inch – Shoes” Exhibit
  • 2016 Award of Excellence – Glenview Summer Art Fair
  • 2016 & 2018 Honorable Mention – “In View” – Members’ Show The Art Center
  • 2015 Best of Show Adler 35th Annual Festival of the Arts, Libertyville, IL
  • 2012, 2011 and 2009 Best of show Overall – An Art Affair in the Square, Palatine, IL
  • 2011 2nd Place Prairie Crossing Art Fair, Grayslake, IL
  • 2008 NAAC “Women’s Works” Show 1st Place


I have been commissioned to complete numerous portraits of people and animals. Please contact me for examples.