Hi there! A little history..........
I grew up in the country, the East Bay Area of California in the 50's and 60's. As a young child my heroes were the masked riders, Zorro and the Lone Ranger. How I loved horses and adventures! I spent a good deal of my time running through fields or with our many treasured pets. But the quiet times were spent doing art.
As a young adult I moved to Puerto Rico, where I majored in art at Universidad Inter-America in San German. I was thrilled with the landscape of Puerto Rico and that became the subject of my acrylic paintings that I later went on to paint.
Later moving to Southern California, my career went in a different direction. After obtaining a teaching degree, I taught Bi-lingual education for a few years, with the opportunity to teach an art class. One more move: Eugene, Oregon, ultimately teaching Spanish as a second language.
Today and after retirement, now living in Tennessee and Puerto Rico, I have returned to painting. It seemed natural to begin dabbling, experimenting, and studying art through workshops of nationally renowned artists, such as Robert Burridge, Stephen Quiller, Jen Evenhus, Margot Schulzke, Dawn Emerson, Skip Lawrence, and Joan Fullerton. Most recently I have become a member of the Chestnut Group, plein aire painters of Nashville. I also am fortunate to be represented in All About Art and Custom Framing in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Our childhood years usually have an impact on our lives. My subjects always revolve around nature and animals. In my most current paintings I've allowed myself to laugh, loosen up, and delve a bit into abstract art, just having a good old time during the process.
Shows and Competitions
2010 and 2011 Springfield's Mayor's Art Shows, Oregon
2012 Emerald Art Center Shared Solo Show, Eugene, Oregon
2011, 2012, and 2013 Umpqua Valley Arts Association's Paint Out Competitions, Eugene, Oregon
2 Honorable Mentions.
2014 La Escuela de Bellas Artes Solo Show, Ponce, Puerto Rico
2016 Plein Aire Painters of Lane County, Eugene, Oregon