At a very young age I always knew I wanted to be an artist. I started selling my artwork as early as seventeen. By the time I was 35 I was selling through local art shows and galleries. By 1984 I opened my own art gallery and through many shows I won many awards for both my paintings and my calligraphy. I taught, did demonstrations, created logos, did commissions and soon developed a following in Cleveland, Ohio.
I always loved Georgia O'Keefe so I transformed my little floral miniatures to Large, BOLD, Bright flowers on canvas in acrylics. It was perfect for my new home in Phoenix and soon I was selling them in local galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of my paintings was in 'The Best of Scottsdale' in 2005.
My artwork has been published in a book in Turkey and one of my pieces is on exhibit in the Smithsonian.
'I love to paint and I like people to feel happy when they look at any of my paintings. My goal has always been to get the viewer to smile.'
I still paint every day and do some calligraphy on request. I do accept commissions with both.
A complete artist bio and statement and Certificate of Authenticity comes with every painting I sell.