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I always loved working with my hands. As a child I made things with wood, clay, metals, paper and paints.
In high school my teachers focused on my art; working on my portfolio toward college.
Instead, I was drawn to sign language and used my artistic hands go to the Rochester Institute of Technology where I completed an intensive Summer program in American Sign Language (ASL).
I spent 15 years as a certified ASL interpreter (and also earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. ) I worked in many other fields, connecting all new the past knowledge I had, always being excited doing whatever I did.
In 2002, I was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After several years of conventional and alternative treatments left me with some difficult deficits (short and long term memory, fatigue, and aphasia) made my current work impossible.
Well, here was “When one door closes, another one opens” …
I stay home painting full time, this time exploring and teaching myself watercolor and acrylic paints.
Numerous artists influence my artwork and always appreciate what they share.
I continues to learn through books, workshops and especial on-line tools like this.
I still struggle remembering how to do what I’m trying to do, but I do love art!
I live each day with the reality that I still have a brain tumor (and always researching about new treatments) , each day gets closer to the hope of a cure