I am a driven, prolific and focused artist who is always willing to embrace new creative ideas. I do not adhere to a single cohesive style but prefer to allow each piece to dictate my response. Painting for me is a balance of randomness and chance, versus the need to organize and resolve. I am captivated by the act of creating and the unpredictability of where each painting will take me.
Being a working artist, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I draw from the nature surrounding me. Art and creativity have always been an essential feature in my life. I was was raised by my mother and grandparents who were artists and instilled the artistic ‘bug’ in me. I married an artist and raised two artistic daughters.
I earned my Bachelor of Science in Art from Oregon State University. I have exhibited and won awards in numerous shows, taught various art classes and held solo shows. My work can be seen in Art for Everyone, a Chemeketa Community College textbook. I am an active member of art organizations including, Artists in Action, Salem Sketchers, Watercolor Society of Oregon, and Salem Art Group.