I began painting 16 years ago at the age of 55. I had always loved watercolor paintings and placed learning how to paint with them at the top of my bucket list. I took a 6 session course at our local art center and became addicted. Two years later, I was teaching beginning watercolor at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. as well as an intermediate open studio class at Dragonfly Spirit Studio. I found that I loved teaching as much as I loved painting.
As an artist, I am drawn to painting scenes of high light and deep shadow. Upon moving
to southern Arizona, I found this area to be perfect for the interplay of bright light and shadows whether in a contrived still life or a desert scene. I love vibrant color which again is a great fit with Arizona! I have had many paintings accepted into juried shows in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
I also specialize in painting commissioned pet portraits.