One of my favorite pastimes is painting, and one of my favorite mediums is watercolor. Watercolor takes on a life of its own and can create a unique result on paper. I enjoy painting landscapes as well as whimsical colorful abstracts which may include pen and ink. I hope to spark the viewer's imagination. My "Red Hat" series uses watercolor with pen and ink as well. Working with oil and using a palette knife is another interest. I like creating thick texture and bright colors.
Workshops and classes have helped me find my way as an artist. They provide a creative environment and give me inspiration. I enjoy learning new art techniques, discovering new colors, watching how someone paints, sketches, creates and develops their work.
Like many others in Northern Nevada, I relocated from Southern California. Carson City has been my home for over 30 years. I graduated from college here and retired from Human Resources, State of Nevada.
I am a member of the Nevada Artists Association, Mendocino Art Center, Carson Valley Arts Council, Capital City Arts Initiative, and Sierra Watercolor Society. I've shown my work at the King Street Gallery,
CVIC Hall, Carson City Art Gallery, Artsy Fartsy, Wilbur D. May Museum, South Valley Library, East Fork Gallery, Art Indeed, Nevada Fine Arts, Mendocino Art Center and Prism Gallery. My paintings are in private collections in California, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Oklahoma, Washington and Nevada.