I took an Italic Calligraphy class in community ed as a teen and have never looked back. I have been challenged and exhilarated by calligraphy for over 35 years.
I work out of my home studio in Zionsville, Indiana. I specialize in commissioned artwork, primarily on paper, walls, and objects. I letter in multiple styles, engrave on glass and metal, and work in ink, acrylic, gouache, watercolor, colored pencil, chalk, markers, oil, and gold leaf.
I’ve been a member of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana for over 10 years and currently serve as the president of this happy group of artists. I am also a member of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting). I have been published in corporate publications and in an international decorative painting magazine. I have exhibited numerous times and worked on location in several states and outside the U.S. I earned a BA in design and then worked in prepress design for offset and silkscreen printing. I teach multiple styles of calligraphy in short and long format classes. I continue to take classes and workshops from many different teachers.
David and I have been married for over 25 years and have four superb children (now six since our oldest two are married). They have been my focus and I have been blessed to be home with them and able to have my artistic pursuits as well. We like eating foods from around the world, cooking, gardening, traveling, singing, learning, going to musical performances and visiting our vast extended family.
I also like flowers, dance exercise, color, truth, serving others, crocheting, things that are well designed, and great people. I believe that my artistic gifts, energy, resources, and life come from God and I’m thrilled when others are blessed through me.