Commissioned artist for ESPN, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Promega Corporation, MSU West Plains, PGA golfers and a host of others, Audrey brings years of professional experience to the classroom. Earning her Art Education degree in her home state of Wisconsin in 1979, she has taught publicly and privately for more than 30 years.
After working for Carol Bancroft & Friends, a renown Art agency in Connecticut, she returned to Wisconsin and estalished her fine art portrait business. Currently residing in Missouri, her portrait and instruction endeaveors continue to flourish.
Her exquisite portraits grace the walls of homes and businesses worldwide and have been published internationally. The ESPN portraits were unveiled on the nationally televised Skins Game in 2003 and 2004.
“There is something so captivating about drawing life! No matter how long I’ve been drawing, I’m still amazed to watch a flat piece of paper or canvas come alive!! It’s as if life has been breathed into the work and I can feel the subject’s presence. Even in my recent paintings of colorful bottles, the exhilaration is there when the bottle begins to emerge three dimensionally. I can feel the smooth, cool texture of the glass and the warmth of the light passing through into shadows. The journey to the end result gives me such a rush that I hurry back to do it all over again!”