I’ve been doing art all of my life. I’ve had some training through university, private instruction, Sitka Art and Ecology Institute, Oregon Society of Artists and whatever I’ve been able to pick up. Art is my saving grace throughout my journey of a teaching career, raising a family, family, brain cancer, and doing what needs to be done. I’ve lived and currently live in the western part of the United States - Southwest, West, Northwest and Rocky Mountains. I hike, walk, paddle, and bike - I crave the need for infusion of the natural world around us.
Through this journey, my art has evolved focusing on the detail to begin with and moving towards the abstract. Always using nature, motion, emotion and what is around us as my topics. In my watercolors, I use the melding of colors and illusion with a hint of details. Acrylics and Oils have firmly moved to a more fluid, illusionistic, impressionistic style. I’m enjoying this movement. It gives me the color, texture and depth that I crave when I do a piece.