Art, in many forms has always played a large role in my life. 

At the age of four, I began classical piano. At twelve, I added vocal training to my musical experience. I studied and performed Opera, Light Opera and Classical piano with John Ellis, founder of the Burbank Civic Light Opera Chorale and Maestro Gastone Usigli of the Tivoli Opera in San Francisco and annual Bach Festival in Carmel, Ca.

I realized at a young age that I did not want a career in music and made the decision to settle down and raise a family. I had five children in 6 years. When my children were toddlers, I began oil painting classes. I have been painting since. I have been an artist for the past 50 years, trained for 20 years by famed Czechoslovakian artists and restorers Joseph and Zdenka Buresch. I also trained under Tom Browning, Painter of Light, at the Scottsdale Artist's School. 

My main medium is oil. However, since my retirement from my private practice as a Psychologist, I have begun to explore different mediums. Currently I am working in Watercolor, Pastels and Graphite and of course, Oil. 

As a psychologist, I developed a form of art and psychology that I named, Transcendent Art. It combines fine art images with audio that takes the observer through one of my paintings. While watching the CD, the participant is instructed on how to observe art in a different way and reduce stress in their lives simultaneously. The presentation takes the participant through the painting and beyond the canvas by teaching them ways to reduce stress and anxiety through guided imagery and deep breathing. My website, includes demonstrations of this process.