She enjoyed a three decade career as an art educator in the Greece Central School District. She retired from teaching in 2017 to become a full-time painter. Since then, she has moved her studio to The Hungerford Building in downtown Rochester, joined the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painter group, and the "Working with Wax" a group of encaustic painters in Rochester, NY. She traveled to the Burren College of Art in Ireland to further explore encaustic wax painting. She is a part time art instructor at The Mill Arts Center and Gallery in Honeoye Falls, and she provides private art lessons in her studio, as her schedule allows.
oil on panel