I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and reside in Antes Fort with my husband Daniel. We have two wonderful children, a beautiful granddaughter and step-grandson. In the past two years I started painting on canvas using my photos, sketching skills and some imagination. I never dreamed I would be able to paint the beautiful colors in front of me, although somehow I know it has been in me all along. I was always drawing, coloring, and painting when I was young. Local landscapes are a special favorite for me to paint! My first painting sold was "Island Bridge". An Acrylic painting of the Island Bridge in Jersey Shore, as it looked in early winter, 2006. My love of animals has also led me to do a lot of pet portraits and wildlife.