As I become more aware of my impact on our global home, windows are opening to help me more clearly see where I’ve been and where I want to go. This is giving me the strength to create artwork from my experiences and my journey.
I am drawn to the outdoors and nature. While sailing, ski instructing and gardening in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, I have nurtured a close relationship with art. Taking photographs and plein-air painting on my sailboat, atop local mountains and in my backyard have helped me discover what Mother Nature truly means to me. I feel whole when I spend part of the day outdoors. This is my love.
My latest adventure has been the start of a new life in Florida, with new landscapes and different flora and fauna. I have also rediscovered my love for golf and tennis and play both on a regular basis. I expect each of these changes in my life to have influence on my work.
One of my new series, “Threads of History”, is history viewed through my grandmother’s and mother’s generations. As I become more aware of my family history, I realize how much it is part of my life. My own life is opening windows to help me see and create work from these experiences.
My giclee limited edition prints are a result of my plein-air paintings and provide me a way to share my gift with others.
A number of my original paintings have received awards from international and national art exhibitions, and I have been a featured artist at numerous web sites and one-woman shows, art galleries and museums throughout the United States. My paintings are included in private, corporate and public collections, and in a recently published book, “Images of America, Snoqualmie Pass”, Washington.
The Northwest Watercolor Society, Women Painters of Washington, Women Artists of the West, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and Women Contemporary Artists have recognized my body of work and included me as a signature member.