I am a Design Whisperer, Artist and Illustrator. If I wore a button, it would say, “Television made me what I am today”. I spent a 30- year career in broadcasting beginning with the PBS affiliate in Eastern New Mexico. In Orlando, Florida, I was the first woman broadcast designer at the FOX affiliate and spent 13 years as the Art Director of the CBS affiliate. I’ve won over 51 Addy awards from around the state of Florida with two coveted Emmy Awards for a promotion and one for graphic design. Also included is a Telly Award for production, and a MAX (Marketing Awards for Excellence) award for Women in Radio and Television two years in a row.
As a creative, I take my camera everywhere I go as my eyes drool and I have to capture the inspiration. That camera is held together with rubber bands and I kick its’ ass conquering tight shots of mushrooms and bugs of all kinds. I’m very inspired by industrial scenes.
Pastel paintings and encaustic pieces on cigar boxes come alive through those photos. I’m part of an Altered Art Journal group and it fires up my creativity.
I’m married to my best friend Paul and partner in joy who makes me laugh out loud all the time. I have two grown children, Ross and Gage who survived the television years with me and still talk to me once a week.