KNOW YOUR ARTIST
I am a self-taught artist. My work includes acrylic paintings of fantasy figures, landscapes, still life compositions of real and made up objects, dance phrases and
gestures, reworked prehistoric and primitive images and designs (particularly African),
as well as abstracts, collages and carved acrylic painted drywall reliefs.
I hope that my art evokes some eyebrow lifting, smiles, laughs, wonder, and joy in the love of color, fantasy and primitive art.
Retired Teacher of Students’ with Multiple Disabilities for Pittsburgh School District. I was born in January of 1949 and I am the ninth child from a family of ten. I grew up in
Pittsburgh’s Hill District in the 1950’s and 1960’s on Whiteside Road. I began seriously painting during the 1970’s as payment for dance classes and in preparation for my first
one man show to be held in the early summer of 1978. I have a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I am currently retired from teaching for the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education where I taught and learned from
students with multiple disabilities for 25 years. My artworks are part of many private and
corporate collections in Pittsburgh and around the country.
I am currently represented by Michael Hertrich Fine Art, 1421 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. My work can also be found at Ujamaa Collective, 1901 Centre Ave, Suite 103, Pittsburgh. PA 15219.