I grew up in a creative family with my mother a painter, and father  an entrepreneur. Cincinnati is also home to the family business which my parents started and humbly grew into a national company. I graduated from college with a BFA in graphic design and marketing minor. I moved to Maryland, raised my family and now have started something new. Art, Midwest hospitality and creative thinking are part of my overall design.

When I saw a rebirth or appreciation for all thing made by hand starting, I opened a small art studio named 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 call that imagination – you are inspired!

In preparing to launch a alternative to “paint nights” , I met many people who would  mention that they” used to draw” or their father” used to paint”. For many reasons they would never get the “time” anymore or don’t have any of the supplies around. Raye of Light Studio is a place where you can go when inspiration strikes for a few hours and draw, paint or print on your own or with a friend. A studio where you have everything needed to relax and have fun exploring something new. We provide quality art supplies , our artistic guidance, in a comfortable setting so you can make art that is personal!

I have been surrounded by creative thinking all my life. After 20 plus years of advertising, print publishing branding, marketing and biz development, the time was right to go back to my one true passion: color and design. Combining my love of people and art has been very rewarding.

2D Art

3D Art

Graphic Design