The expression of movement and color in a very realistic or abstract way has always been a part of my artwork. Teaching the fundamentals of art to high school students has been a significant part of who I am as an artist. It is very exciting to me as a 1983 alumni of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) to return to “The Hill” to teach a class in pastels and watercolors. After receiving my BA here, I was hired in the fall of 1983 to teach in Frederick County. I just completed my 39th year teaching high school art at Frederick, Urbana, and Walkersville High Schools. From 1986- 1991, I worked on and completed my MFA program in Art Education at Maryland Institute, College of Art and also worked with the MAEA (Youth Art Month) executive board during that time. I have taught just about every art content including ceramics and traditional photography, but my passion has been teaching the AP Studio course for college-bound artist students. Preparing artists to find themselves as well as preparing them for a career has been even more important than continuing my own work. I have been selling watercolor landscapes at the Seagreen Gallery in Nags Head, North Carolina on commission and creating original watercolor paintings for my daughter's real estate clients over the past year.
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