I grew up in a creative family with my mother a painter, and father, an entrepreneur. My mission is to empower those who might not have previously received the support to be creative. I truly believe that everyone is born creative… We pick up a crayon and start to draw without the intimidation. I have been surrounded by creative thinking all my life. After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, I went on to a 20+ years career in advertising, print publishing, branding, marketing, and business development. Then, I decided the time was right to go back to my true passions: color and design. Combining my love of people and art has been very rewarding.
I experienced a rebirth of appreciation for all things made by hand and opened a small art studio called Raye of Light. The studio name was inspired by the process that happens when you get a creative idea… a light goes on in your head! We like to nurture that imagination for you to be continually inspired. In preparing to launch a better creative experience to replace and improve on the popular concept of “paint nights”, I met many people who mentioned that they “used to draw” or their father “used to paint”. They would tell me how they never made the time, or didn’t have any of the right supplies around to experiment with art.
Art should be something that satisfies the soul. At Raye of Light, we teach to inspire so that you can continue to learn outside the studio. I want to help you to try art, maybe for the first time. It’s never too late to learn, and it will bring a lifetime of enjoyment.
Raye of Light Studio is a place for those people to come when inspiration strikes. To draw, paint or print on your own or with a friend for a few hours. We hope to be the studio where you have everything needed to relax and have fun exploring something new. Raye of Light provides quality art supplies, our artistic guidance, and a comfortable setting so you can make art that is personal!
When I am not teaching in the Raye of Light Studio, I am an adjunct art teacher at Anne Arundel Community College.