My studio and gallery are in a 120 year old building in the heart of the Lafayette Square neighborhood and within blocks of nine restaurants. In its beginning years the first floor of the building, where my studio and gallery reside today, was a blacksmith shop owned by Mr. Albert Hall. The horses and carriages would enter the shop through a wide double door fronting 18th street and, after the work was completed, would exit though double doors at the rear. It was a ‘drive through’ blacksmith shop.
Today it serves as my studio where I paint and teach monthly evening and daytime watercolor classes. My classes are limited to a maximum of 12 students so that each will receive the attention he or she deserves and needs. The space contains everything needed for a fully functioning studio art classroom including a double basin antique sink from the Illinois State capital building in Springfield.
The space also serves as my gallery and where I hold receptions to introduce new work to the public. I also offer the gallery to not-for-profits and others for fundraisers and receptions.