"I love to walk in nature and observe the constantly changing world of sky, land and water. I paint from senses and memory and photos I take. The shapes and colors, light and shadow, stillness and movement thrill me; I want to paint that ."
I grew up playing in the vineyards and hills of the Ukiah Valley, northern California. Though I attended Mendocino College, U.C. Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa Junior College, I never took an art class. I have been a home health aide, a waitress, a ranch hand, a veterinary assistant, a seamstress, and a dental hygienist. I am now a carpenter's helper- and an artist.
I have always had a creative outlet. I have enjoyed playing music (piano and clarinet), graphite and colored pencil drawing, and I have been a...