A Michigan Native and retired educator who acquired a passion for creating art at a young age. I am self taught in most disciplines and earned my BS degree in art education at Wayne State University. I taught art in the Detroit Public School system for several years, but after art programs were closed in most elementary schools I continued my teaching career as a homeroom teacher. Now that I have retired after 35 years of service in 2009, I can continue to pursue my passion of creating art. Currently I am creating what I call a transition series using acrylics in a heavy layering technique to create a textured effect.