Sunny California - Growing up in Sunny Southern California into a very colorful and artistic family allowed my desire to create to expand. My early artist experiences involved the Pacific Ocean and beautiful mountains, deserts and yes lots of sunlight.
Portland-Seattle-Spokane - I also had the fortune to live in other beautiful west coast cities California was a wonderful place to be exposed to beautiful sunshine and brightness, while the Pacific Northwest allowed me to see a darker, greener side of nature and truly appreciate the beautiful dew and forest greens. Also participated in artistic co-op and one of the largest Watercolor Society Associations allowing to work with great artists
Chicago - Living in the central US instilled in me an urban appeal for painting buildings.
Appalachia - and lastly thriving in Southwest Virginia where there is sunny, natural beauty abound. Living in beautiful Appalachia has been such an inspiration to me as I continue to grow and develop my art.
Spokane – Now rooted and settled back in the Pacific Northwest having such a great living experiences across the US. My watercolor painting has been part of my life for over eighteen years and has also been influenced by my commercial interior and furnishings career. I so enjoy the work of Winslow Homer and Charles Reid, as well as English Artist, Richard Taylor. I enjoy studying these and other well know artist which allows me to better understand the medium.
The uncertainty and excitement of watercolor successes and failures keeps me striving for an even better composition or capturing a great light or finding just the right color. I am always searching for a beautiful landscape, a great human interaction, or a lovely flower.
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