I carried my love for art through high school and on into college where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from Wayne State University . After college, I started my industrial design career with a local design firm where I would design kitchen appliances and graphics. During this time, I took many classes at the Center for Creative Studies to further my talents in other fields. Then I moved my career path into architectural interiors and exterior retail markets. after I got married, I quit my job and worked for myself, freelancing in this field for twenty years doing graphic design and fine art perspective renderings for many design companies around the Metro Detroit area. I also painted murals for many years, residential and commercial. I now work as a full time artist, painting plein air, studio work and commissions, while still taking classes and workshops.