Inspired and fascinated by the infinite possibilities of color, value, design, line, shadow and form inherent in the imagination and the natural world, I paint abstracts and floral portraits.

An eclectic person with diverse interests, I grew up interested in everything, but especially the arts (literature, music, art, dance, theatre, and movies), all of which I have continued to avidly pursue. I spent my first 22 years in Rochester, New York, and received a BA in English from the University of Rochester. I spent the next 22 years in Chicago, where I received an MA (and was a PhD candidate) in Classics from the University of Chicago. I later took 47 evening and weekend art classes at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

In 1994, I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, joined several art clubs, and have exhibited my work at various shows and in a number of galleries. In addition to Wisconsin Visual Artists, I am a member of the Madison Art Guild, the Madison Watercolor Society, the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.

Check out the inspirational book "Magic Bullets" by Jessyca Elayne Allyn at and the blog/web site
Madison, WI
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Orchid Oasis

Primary Fragments


Celestial Lights #3