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I have been making art and design for decades. I have been a graphic artist, jewelry, furniture and clothing designer, painter and print maker. I’ve exhibited my artwork in numerous group and solo shows in the US and Europe. I am originally from Queens, New York where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Queens College. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Practice-based Doctoral Research Degree in Fine Art-Painting from De Montfort University in Leicester, England. I also hold another Master of Arts Degree in Education. I have taught studio art and design, art history, research, and education for over 12 years at the graduate and undergraduate levels, online and on ground. I live in Corvallis, Oregon. I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Painting with Children


I teach college, but have always enjoyed painting with children.  My granddaughter, daughter, and I painted this elephant on a discarded palm frond.


 Clara is putting the finishing touches on the elephant head before we hang it. We couldn't have done it without her.