I have always considered myself an artist. I remember standing at an easel in kindergarten, painting wagon train scenes (I grew up in an era of cowboys and Indians, as politically incorrect as that is) and wedding cake boats: these are ocean liners that in my kindergarten mind looked like tiers of wedding cakes floating in the sea. (Sixty plus years later, these wedding cake boats reappeared in my imagery!)
For years I painted in watercolors, mostly botanical subject matter, mostly representational. More enjoyable for me to paint and for the viewer to view are my more whimsical, imaginative paintings. I created some of these in watercolor, but have moved to acrylic on canvas, digital painting, and oil on canvas almost exclusively. All my work shows my love of color. My work now: abstract, colorful, whimsical, joyful and imbued with humor and mystery.
I’ve also spent many years teaching art to people of all ages, from preschool children to seniors. I have exhibited my artwork in California; Portland, Oregon; New Mexico; Tijuana, Guadalajara and Mexico City in Mexico. My work is in collections throughout the United States, in Mexico and in Colombia, South America.