Born and raised in the northwest, I was a teacher and later a school administrator. Upon retirement I wanted to explore interests in new areas including watercolors. I had enjoyed the once a week art in elementary with my students but watercolor painting was far more complex than anything I had done with them. I began with lessons and a few workshops. Wow! I could really paint! Now I continue challenging myself and learning new techniques.
I work primarily in transparent watercolor because it allows layering of color resulting in rich colors. The basis for most of my paintings are garden flowers, animals and outdoor scenes.
Getting outside is good for the soul. Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in. Living with paintings that pay tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down and helps us reconnect with nature.
I am the proud Pet Mom of the cutest little French Bulldog named Zac. Several of his paintings are included in my portfolio. I love our furry little friends and have painted several for friends. If you would like a portrait of your pet, contact me and I will work with you to capture their personality as a beautiful keepsake.