About me, the artist, writer? Always been an artist. Always. Studied art in high school. Almost destroyed the kiln doing experimental firing using mothballs (without permission). But the pieces turned out awesome!
Studied art in college. Miami University, the real Miami in Oxford, Ohio not that other one in Florida, where I was born incidentally. Continued my art studies at Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary in Richmond, Virginia where I hail from since Peter Jett immigrated from England in 1663. I went to RPI back when it was a cozy little collection of art classes and studios in carriage houses type school. And painting classes on the top floor of the gym. Fun lugging canvases and supplies up three flights but better than risking the cantankerous elevator. Now it’s VCU and renown for its art influence but totally different, except for the real estate.
Taught art at Varina HS where with not ever to be equalled co-sponsor, Virginia Mistr, took a toss away yearbook to trophy level in one year.
Got married, raised five amazing kids, same husband, lover, soul mate. This man, this wonderful man built me the studio you see pictured here. Finally I have my own working art space and it was well worth the wait.
It IS where the MAGIC happens.
And the writing? Part of my down time. Along with my SLAPBoards. Check’em out on Etsy.