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Industry Arts
Occupation Illustrator
Location Howell, NJ, United States
Introduction I grew up in Englewood, NJ, graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in Illustration. Married Fred Briard in 1973, and worked for Brookdale Community College as an artist in the 1970's. Bought an old farmhouse in Howell (we're still there) and spent the last 30 years restoring it. Had three beautiful, talented daughters and am a grandmother of a ten year old adorable grandson. Spent the 80's freelancing my illustrations, and became a certified art and elementary teacher in 1996. Have spent the last 11 years developing the fine art of silk screen illustration, watercolor, drawing and sewing. Love working in my grape vineyard and canning jelly, but chickens are my very favorite animal. Fred and I both like to work on our genealogy research projects, visiting graveyards, and historical societies. I also love to visit New Orleans, LA where my oldest daughter, Annie lives and works. I also enjoy spending time in Baltimore, MD with my youngest daughter Marie and her husband, Dr. Stelios Vantelas.
Interests Raising chickens, growing grapes, silkscreen illustration, sewing, and genealogy
Favorite Movies Kundun
Favorite Music Classical and R & B
Favorite Books Charlotte's Web and Little House on the Prairie