My education and career were focused on the sciences, and I spent my adult work life doing basic medical and pharmaceutical research. During that time I managed to expand an interest in art that my father fostered on my sisters and me, by continuing to visit museums, galleries, and art exhibits, whenever home locale and travels provided for such exposure.
After retiring, I began to explore the possibility of learning to draw/paint by taking classes at the Kalamazoo institute of Art. In addition to the Patel classes I also enrolled in Kiln Fused Glass classes. Both have provided endless hours of learning and expanding my interests and abilities. In the last few years, I have had the privilege to attend workshops with a number of outstanding pastel artists, and my works have been exhibited in six Art Hops ans a number of individual and group shows around southwestern Michigan.. Pastel painting and glass mosaics have become my passion, and I look forward to many years of continued challenge and learning.