I have always been involved in creating some form of art, using my hands to express love and emotions. I began painting about 25 years ago, taking occasional art classes. Painting was a calming and meditative way to relieve the pressures of having a full-time job and raising a family. Six years ago, when I retired, painting became my full-time passion. I immersed myself in art classes and joined local art organizations. My desire to improve my skills is never-ending. I am currently a student of renowned Portland, Oregon artist Marla Baggetta. Marla has had a tremendous impact on my art. I am thrilled that several of my paintings have won honors at juried art shows and many of my paintings have sold.
I paint in various media, but my real loves are pastels and acrylics. Although my subjects and styles vary, nature plays a leading role in my art. Grass, trees, flowers, skies and oceans all evoke strong emotional feelings in me, and I pour those feelings into my paintings. I am excited and inspired by life and the beauty in it!