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Designs by SDL Artist/Illustrator

ARTIST STATEMENT:  I view art as a way to personally express feelings about life’s experiences. I believe my art is a tool to release the stories that touch my heart, mind or spirit.  Consequently, most of my art work has been inspired by my response to feelings of; love, joy, sadness, astonishment, admiration, loveliness, anger and sometimes, dreadful things of this world. I’m grateful for the time I’ve been given to pursue my passion to create the paintings, drawings and crafts that I do. I’m content to work mostly in acrylics; however, I enjoy oils and pastels as well. Crafts are mainly painted wood plaques, mosaics tiles. I conduct Paint Parties and decorative wreaths parties for all occasions.


A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Art Education from the then Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts. I worked as a substitute Art Teacher in the Philadelphia School District.

 I put my teaching career on the shelf to become a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, although I continued to paint and draw sparingly.  While employed with the State Police I attained the rank of Lieutenant, and completed my career as the Staff Service Commander, at the Bureau of Training and Education, honorary  discharged after twenty five years of service. 

I returned completely to the arts in 2009, I illustrated a children’s book entitled, “Popcorn, Popcorn Pop-Pop-Pop”, written by Floyd Stokes, of the American Literacy Council which was published the same year. I consider that as a great pathway back into the field that I love. 

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