Abstract Watercolor, Acrylics & Mixed Media
Painting is an adventure. This is a time in my life when I can express my feelings through art. I am an intuitive painter, and let my work speak to me as I see it evolve on canvas, wood panel, and paper. I encourage everyone to find the artist within!
I was raised in a farm community in Northern California, far from the art world. But I will never forget finger painting in Kindergarten and how it made me feel. I did not understand it then, but I discovered I was meant to be an artist. It felt natural. Even today, I sometimes put down my brush or palette knife and paint with my hands.
When I retired from my position as flight attendant for Alaska Airlines in 2014, I began the pursuit of my dream: painting every day. I paint with acrylics and mixed media, as well as with cold wax and oil. I love textures and building layers of paint and paper. Another medium I'm exloring is collage; “painting” with bits of paper I tear and paste onto wood panels or heavy watercolor paper. Since I love the beauty of birds and the compassion of dogs, they are the subjects of my recent collage work. I have won "Best in Show" in 2017 at Artists' Studio Association in Lincoln City, Or., and have also taught collage at the Artists' Studio Association in 2018.