Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media
Art is a venture into the world of imagination and the unknown… The more you paint and the more you experiment with the different media, the more you grow as an artist.
I am a graduate of Citrus College where I earned a degree in Liberal Arts and later attended the University of California Polytechnic Institute in California, where I majored in art with a minor in art history.
I am a working artist whose artistic experience includes teaching grade school 2-D/ 3-D art classes, adult workshops, illustrations for children’s educational toy catalogs, gallery management, portrait commissions, murals and gallery affiliations.
Throughout my working career and the raising of my family,
I have continued to pursue my interest in art through continuing education classes sponsored by local colleges in my area as well as workshops.
I work mainly in acrylic, watercolor, oil, mixed media, and pen & ink , and develop my own black and white photography. I choose to paint subjects that inspire me and through my use of color, shadow and light, I define the features I feel are important. Depending on the complexity or simplicity of the subject, my paintings may be loosely rendered or highly defined.
I use photographs I have taken as reference for some of my work and I continue to add to my collection through my travels within the United States and overseas.
I also participate in juried art shows and have received awards for my work in painting, sculpting and ceramics.
I am a co-founder of Garry Oak Gallery in Oak Harbor and Artworks Gallery in Langley (previously located in Greenbank).
I am represented by the Whidbey Allied Arts on Whidbey Island and have served as co-chair of the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Gallery Show in 2003 and now serve on the board of several art associations. Memberships include the Skagit Art Association, Whidbey Allied Arts, and Oak Harbor Bay Artists.
My works are in private collections in the USA, Canada, and overseas.