About Us
I've always been involved in art. I can remember in grade school taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Whether drawing, painting, or throwing pots, (not at anyone, I mean making them), I loved it all. So when I had the opportunity to learn scrimshaw and get paid for it, I was thrilled. That was during my high school years, and I've been “scratching” out a living ever since.

I've continued my education at the University of Toledo, and at the Toledo Museum of Art taking classes in drawing, painting and printmaking with a particular focus on anatomy and the human form. This has allowed me to pursue the wildlife themes in the scrimshaw art that I love.

There were no classes available in scrimshaw back then, so my technique is largely developed through trial and error. Thirty years of experience brings us to today. Now I teach scrimshaw and attend trade shows throughout the country. My work is in private collections all over the world. I also give short talks, seminars and demos. Commissions are gladly accepted, and in fact, make up the bulk of my work.

My husband Jim and I reside in the Toledo, Ohio area. Our daughter, Emily, is now working part-time in my studio with me, as she pursues her art degree



Educational Art Experiences
2009Advanced engraving and carving, Grand Masters Class. Martin Strolz GRS training center, Emporia Kansas.
2008Private training in gold inlay and carving.
2008Advanced Engraving Course: Bulino Technique. GRS Training Center, Emporia, Kansas
2007Stone Setting Course. GRS Training Center, Emporia, Kansas
2005Basic Engraving Course. GRS Training Center, Emporia, Kansas
2003Toledo Museum of Art: Portraiture with emphasis on pastels. Spring Semester.
2002Toledo Museum of Art: Advanced figure drawing. Spring Semester.
Three man show in the Bectol Family Gallery, Okolona Ohio
Myself/Scrimshaw, Fred Boyer/Sculptor, Koren Kovich/Watercolors.
1999Art trip to Italy with stops in Venice, Florence, Milan, Vatican Museum, Assisi, and Rome.
1991Windchimer Art Gallery , Toledo Ohio. One man show.
1979-82University of Toledo Art Major