The landscape is reflected in all of my watercolor paintings. Recalling my experiences in nature provides inspiration and content for my exploration of natural forms, colors, and textures.
I always wanted to be an artist. I loved drawing, and was attracted to anything creative. After a career as a public school teacher, I began my journey to become a watercolor artist. I enjoy being outside, and I have a strong attraction to plein air painting. Those impressions become the genesis for my abstractions of nature.
My art has been exhibited in many juried shows including The de Young Open, de Young Museum (San Francisco, CA,) The Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, (Fallbrook, CA,) Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery, "Aquarius - Pacific
Regional Exhibition," (San Luis Obispo, CA,) and the Fine Arts Juried Exhibit, Arts at the Port (Anacortes, WA.) The John Muir Land Trust, The Museum of Northwest Art, (La Conner, WA,) City of Concord, CA
(Office of the Mayor,) and other non-profit organizations have selected my work
to support their charitable endeavors. My workshops focus on design, composition, and developing a personal style. I have been the Guest Artist/Lecturer for the California Watercolor Association.
My watercolor paintings have appeared in Watercolor
Magazine; as cover art for the Bill “Doc” Webster CD, “Jazz from the
Tenderloin -Live at Les Joulins
Jazz Bistro” (SF, CA;) Everett Herald; Skagit Herald; (WA;) and Dusty Cellars
Winery (WA) label art . My work is
included in “Splash 11 – New Directions - The Best of Watercolor,”
North Light Books & F+W Media. My
articles, “The Unconventional Route” and “The Dr. is In” have
been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine. Sue St. John’s, “A Walk Into Abstracts,
Vol. 6” includes two of my paintings.
More of my art may be seen at Valley Art Gallery, Walnut
Creek, CA; in private and corporate
collections in the U.S. and Europe; the artistsnetwork.com; YOUTUBE; and