With a twinge of sadness, I am writing this entry to notify you that I have closed my studio in The Fine Arts Building. Since 2006, I have enjoyed this beautiful, historic monument to the arts-the oldest art colony in the nation. From the unique experience of being transported in one of the few remaining manually operated elevators to the sounds of music wafting throughout the building, there is so much to miss, and miss it I will.
The many friends made here, be they fellow creatives or the wonderful countless visitors who have visited my studio have contributed to what has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. There is nothing that compares to the privilege of doing what you love and the freedom to share it, as we have done, during our Open Studio and other events.
For now, all has been moved to my south loop home-a bit too small to absorb it all. In the coming year, we intend to explore a move to Washington state where our granddaughter (and her parents :) reside.
Thank you for the visits, the conversations, for allowing me to explain my process and buoying my sometimes flagging confidence over the years. I will never forget the repeat and loyal visitors and also the one time “out-of-towners” who never failed to surprise-making every single opening a unique experience.
My website will remain up, though it needs a significant overhaul! I will continue painting-hopefully forever-but there will be a brief interruption for now. I feel so fortunate and want you to know how much I have appreciated your support. There are many areas yet to be explored and I am very much looking forward.