Plein air painting in my garden on a warm summer's day.

Plein air painting in my garden on a warm summer's day.

Arts Education

1968-1972 Pursued a degree in Fine Metals, University of Washington

1995-present Watercolor and Pastel workshops with nationally recognized artist teachers

Awards:

2014 – Merit award, Sequim Arts Member’s Show

2013 – Merit award, Northwind Arts Center Show

2013 – 2nd place, Sequim Arts Member’s Show

2012 – 1st place, Sequim Arts Member’s Show, People’s Choice Awards

2011 – 1st & 3rd place, Sequim Arts Member’s Show, People’s Choice Award

2010 – “Hellebores Galore” selected as poster art the 12th annual Soroptimist Garden Show

2006 – Sequim Arts Juried Art Exhibit, Best in Category: Pastel and Best in Show

Exhibitions:

2016 – PAWA juried show “Salute to National Parks”

2016 – Little Gems Plein Air Washington Artists

2015 – 3rd Annual Plein Air Competition Paint the Peninsula

2015 – Expressions Northwest – 17th Annual Juried Show

2015 - Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition

2015 - Northwest Pastel 29th Annual International Pastel Exhibition

2015 - Artist Showcase Northwind Arts Center

2015 – Sequim Arts International Juried Show

2015 – One Woman Show Alderwood Bistro

2016 - 2008 – ARTfusion Show, the Farmhouse at the Cutting Garden

2013 – Expressions Northwest - 15th Annual Juried Show

2007 - 2008 – Artist of the month, Blue Whole Gallery

2005 and 2006 – Solo Show, Farmhouse Gallery at The Cutting Garden

Artist’s Statement:

I paint in both watercolor and/or pastel to capture the fascinating patterns of light and shadow on a person or an object.  I paint to revel in color and texture, for the satisfaction of solving a complex problem, and for the joy of creating an original work of art.

Here on the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, we are spoiled for choice with spectacular vistas of mountains, water, forests, fields, gardens, and wildlife.