I paint with a local plein air group.
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I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a dual concentration in figure drawing and graphic design. I thought at that time that I could probably only support myself in one of these areas, so I finished my schooling at Portfolio Center in Atlanta and had a 13-year career as an advertising art director.
I worked at some of the top agencies in the business, on more Fortune 500 companies than I can list, with many celebrities and athletes doing national commercials and ads. I had a great career and I loved it, I was always so grateful but I secretly missed painting. I would come home at night and paint sometimes - when I got home before midnight, which was rare.
I started freelancing in the early 2000s and by late 2004 I was painting full time. I feel very lucky to spend my days in the studio now. I don't think I could ever get tired of painting and sharing it with others through teaching.