As the professional cycling season has started, I am anxiously awaiting opportunities to capture important moments in several of the Tours both in the US and Europe. I will change this slide show from time to time.
Artistic expression is key to the person I have become professionally and personally. My inspiration comes from Nature, my travels, observing people, and viewing other cultures and customs. My interests are varied but I find that painting in series or themes for a period of time gives me a body of work which allows personal, artistic growth and satisfaction. I have a passion for creating art and creating something seemed to always be a drive that brought me joy. Making a commitment to being a full-time artist was a big step, but I have never looked back. I look forward to painting!
I have been honored to have been juried into exhibitions of The Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. My work has been selected for several exhibitions/shows throughout the Northwest including the Beaverton Arts Mix, the Beaverton City Library Revolving Art Display Program, OSA Rose Shows, Tualatin ArtSplash, Tualatin Library One-Person Show, the Giustina Gallery on the OSU campus, the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts “Fire and Water Exhibition”, The Village Gallery; the Pegasus Gallery in Corvallis; and Art On Broadway. I was juried as a Guest Artist at the Pacific Artists Co-Op Gallery in Lincoln City for the Fall of 2016. My art has been purchased for several Corporate offices. It was an honor to judge a show for the WOW, Wild Over Watercolor Guild, at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery in 2016.
I am a Native Oregonian, wife of 49 years, mother of three and grandmother of three. I have always found ways to use and share my creative "gifts" both as an interior designer, a business owner, and by volunteering in schools, our community and the organizations I join.
My words for 2017: Prioritize with balance
Favorite Color: RED
Innovations: Learning new techniques on different surfaces
Inspirational phrase: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.” Georgia O'Keeffe