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“I like to think of my paintings as a love letter to the people, places, and moments that make up the human experience.”

About Me

I’ve always been a dreamer, a romantic, and an artist. I’ve been told more than once that I have my ‘head in the clouds.’ I admit that is true. I see the world differently. Maybe that is why I like watercolor so much. It is fluid and free and has a hard time playing by the rules. I had a traditional art education but I just couldn’t seem to follow the rules either. I kept asking, “What if I did this?” Or, “What if I changed that?” Early on I developed a loose style of watercolor painting and over time it has evolved to a very loose style. I like to start a story with my paintings but then, I want the person looking at them to find their own story and finish what I started. That is how I connect with the collector, by creating a story telling relationship. I want to do more than paint a pretty picture. I want to create art that connects us thoughts, memories, feelings, and beauty.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

Pets: I used to think I didn't like dogs. And then I got one. I can't imagine life without a dog now.
Garden: I am a bit obsessed with twinkle lights. I have so many in my garden it looks like it's daytime even after the sun goes down.
Aging: I was grey by age 30. But then I went bald so I'm no longer grey!
Poetry: I’m a fan of poetry, especially Mary Oliver.
Fashion: I wear fingerless gloves all winter. My grown children make fun of me and say I have a Charles Dickens obsession.

More About Me

What one (art) item can you not do or go without?

My sketchbooks. I take one everywhere I go. My family says they are my brain in book form. I work out ideas for color, format, composition...everything! Sometimes I jot down random thoughts. Sometimes I add quotes or poetry that I like. Occasionally I record someone's phone number, but then I don't remember whose it is. Once in a doctor's office waiting room I found a recipe for a salad in a magazine and I sketched it. My sketchbooks are full of paintings, drawings, and things that bring me joy.

What other non-artist jobs have you had?

I’ve worked as a shoe salesman, book store clerk, dock worker, flower shop sweeper, and grocery store produce stocker.

What do you wish you could tell your younger artist self?

This is what you are supposed to do so just do it! Don’t listen to the voices that say you can’t make a living as an artist. Face your fear and just dive in. You were meant to be an artist.