• Taught high school art for twenty-five years
• Traveled in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East
• Studied with Jan Kunz, Mel Stabin, Frank Francese, Stan Miller, Karen Vernon and John Salmenin.
• Teach private art classes
• Local juror
• Memberships in:
o National Watercolor Society
o Northwest Watercolor Society, Signature Membership
o Watercolor Society of Oregon
o Salem Art Association
o Keizer Art Association
o Artists in Action
As long as I can remember I have loved observing, drawing and creating. Surrounded by the beauty of God's creations and man's designs, it is an awesome and humbling experience to express these in my own images and by my own hands.
My passion has become intensified through watercolor. I love the translucency, movement and vibrancy of the medium. My background in sculpture pushes me to create strong forms and my love of color is evident. It is important to me that, not only should my work engage the viewer from a distance, but also be appreciated on close inspection.
Every subject brings its own challenges, but capturing the uniqueness of an individual is the most interesting and the most challenging. The bottom line is, I love to paint and any subject can inspire an idea, any situation become reason to create.
My husband and I travel extensively and these experiences are reflected in the subjects of my artwork.