I have always enjoyed animals and the outdoors since childhood. I enjoyed art classes throughout my school years. Pottery and sculpture being my favorites. I would make creatures or people much to the dismay of my art instructor who insisted I make bowls and cups. After high school I attended San Diego State University where I studied the natural sciences. I also met my husband there and then moved to Northern California to attend Humboldt State University. Years and 2 children later, I and my family moved to the beautiful Oregon coast. I then returned to exploring my art. I continued my art education by taking lessons from local artist, reading art instruction publications, watching videos and taking a few workshops from E. John Robinson. I recently traveled to Wyoming to learn from a Western Artist, Charles Dayton so I could learn to paint horses from life. I am a firm believer in going to museums and galleries to see other artists’ techniques and styles because there is so much to learn from them. I have started painting in Plein Air recently and find it very challenging, but love it! It’s very addictive!
I have traveled throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Eduador. There is so much to see and explore everywhere I go. I like to paint a variety of subjects and moods because that is what life is like. If you can see your subject matter from life, then you can understand it better.
My work is in private collections in the US, Canada, the UK and Sweden. My work is currently exhibited at Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio, Bandon, Oregon, where I am a member.