To create and push the boundaries of my own work in a space that welcomes guests for conversation, creativity and action.
In 1995 I opened Painted Board Studio in Riverside, IL where my work centered around creating custom painted furniture. In 2003 my shop expanded to Madison Street in Forest Park, IL. In 2015, when my husband and I moved to Miller, a neighborhood of Gary, IN, Painted Board Studio joined the Shops on Lake Street.
In 2019 I purchased an abandoned home in the Miller neighborhood of Gary and am currently rehabbing it to house my art studio as well as a space for wine and canvas parties, workshops and community events. It will also serve as an Air BNB rental
My goal is to raise funds via rentals and classes to help toward the creation of a sculpture art garden in the lot next door and to be able to offer free classes for kids.
In the spring of 2020 the exterior will be painted decoratively and (somehow) covered with sparkly things.
Hence, THE SPARKLE HOUSE!