It was while living in Fort Collins, Colorado that friends introduced me to porcelain painting. At the time, Geraldine Rarick was conducting seminars at her studio in nearby Longmont. Fortunately, I was able to participate in her classes and receive the excellent technical instructions and encouragement that gave me a solid foundation to build upon.
I was always interested in art during my “growing up” years in London, Ontario. Later, nursing, marriage and seven children occupied most of my time.
With a goal to “spread the joy”, I began teaching over 30 years ago. Guiding students as they progress in both technique and commitment to our art comes as reward for the effort of lesson preparation and teaching. Their enthusiasm inspires me.
Courses in water colour, drawing, oriental brush painting, art appreciation and folk art have opened my eyes to other techniques that are useful in porcelain painting. I take seminars whenever possible. Learning never ceases.
There have been many artist/teachers who have greatly influenced my career. Thanks to them all, I continue with challenge, satisfaction and delight of painting flowers, birds and fruit.