A native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a painter as profession for 38 years, Ms. Honschopp was graduated with honors from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She is married to Jazz bassist and attorney Lou Lausche. Numerous scholarships include the Yale University Summer School for Music and Art, five full-tuition Fine Art scholarships including the coveted Stephen Wilder Scholarship for travel and study world- wide. “Beginning at age 3 my childhood was filled with drawing, coloring books and crafts. I knew then that creativity would be in my life forever. Years later I began my career painting highly detailed and time consuming still life. Showing my work was met with wonderful reviews but not enough sales to support me. I was asked so many times, ‘ Do you ever paint landscape?’ (Giving is a desire I cannot escape and I wanted to give my viewers what they wanted.) So, I took the cue and began painting landscapes ... but something was missing for me. I wanted to be driven, to be on fire. My passion for beautiful architecture led me to paint churches, landmarks, and Cincinnati scenes. I found my calling and my inspiration. I started applying paint with a palette knife to avoid getting hung up in detail, which is a tendency that comes natural for me. The textural scumbling and layering of colors is a satisfying process. As a result, my own natural style developed.” Ms. Honschopp's work is included in over 40 Corporate and innumerable private collections. A master of diverse talents, she can stretch the imagination to include an array of subjects and approaches. Much of her work is commissioned. ARTIST’S STATEMENT My work does not have an intended social or political message. Rather, it is beauty and goodness, the power of the positive, sharing the magic of light and color, and creating ways to communicate a feeling of well being, that drives my daily pursuits.