It seems like I have been an artist forever, starting as a small child drawing on any scrap of paper I could find. Luckily my parents encouraged me with children's art classes and an art education opportunity at Ohio State University where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Art Education. I then taught art in public schools for several years.
Upon moving to California 40 years ago I concentrated my passion into a different direction. I started painting plein air, did many commissions, took up printmaking, and started to compete in local and national watercolor juried watercolor shows. As a result of these juried competitions, I have become a Signature Member in National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society, Arizona Aqueous,Watercolor Art Society-Houston,Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Texas Watercolor Society,Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and Western Colorado Watercolor Society. I also am a juried member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and Women Painters West.
I've had paintings published in "Splash 7", "Watercolor Magic", the Artistic Touch 5, and "The Artist's Magazine".