My home is Camano Island in Washington State. My husband and I have cherished living on Camano for the past twenty five years. This is where we enjoy beaches, water and breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountain Range. Happily, outdoor spaces are still abundant throughout the Pacific Northwest.
I feel fortunate to have art in my life. While painting early on, my medium was strictly oil. Later I moved to pastels. When I began working in watercolor I knew I had found my great love. I've been working with watercolor for over thirty years and have never lost my passion for it. At present, nevertheless, I am thrilled to add acrylic to my list of mediums. My recent enthusiasm for acrylic has, in turn, given inspiration to exploring new painting surfaces. I enjoy pairing acrylic with board, built-up canvas and textured paper.
My work is the culmination of years spent walking and observing landscapes and seascapes which are both central to my life and close to my heart. I study carefully significant details both large and small within these natural areas. Then finally I apply my gathered perceptions; my "visual attitudes" to my craft. So I paint, I experiment, I paint again. Life is never sunnier when, in the end, a successful painting is achieved, I feel as though I've won a prize. It is such a high..........
Currently represented by:
The River Gallery In the Skagit Valley, La Conner WA,
Matzke Art Gallery and Sculpture Park Camano Island, WA