I am a born and bred native of Los Angeles, turning to painting seriously only as an adult. I attended Adult Ed Life Drawing classes in Pasadena and week-long workshops with celebrated water colorists, specifically Zoltan Szabo. Motivated by God-given and hereditary creative instincts my paintings through the years accumulated into quite a large body of privately held work. In 2001 my husband and I moved to McMinnville, Oregon, and it was there that an unforeseen sense of delight in my ability to inspire joy and beauty in others was kindled as new public opportunities took me out of my more comfortable private self.

I taught watercolor painting in my home studio in 6-week sessions to small groups of 5-6. My work was included in the collections of Currents Gallery, Hidden Treasures Gallery, Pacific Frame and Gallery and the grand Allison Inn & Spa in the heart of wine country.

In order to be closer to family in Portland, in the fall of 2013 we moved to West Linn where I became an active member of the Wild Over Watercolor Artist Guild (WOW) and continued to teach small classes. My painting, "Simon's Rabbit" won Public Choice Award in the 2016 Keiser Arts Association Pacific NW Arts Show.

The death of my husband in 2017 brought about a long period when I did almost no painting. Very few subjects inspired my artistic muse during that time, until the spring of 2023. Starting with colored pencil drawings of intricate Valentines and designs, I moved very gradually back to watercolor, discovering a brand new connection to individual desert flora with photographs taken by my own sister and other sources. Perhaps that tentative process explains the small sizes of my new work: 4"x6", 6"x9" and 9"x12". In addition, a new style, giving a suggestion of myself to the subjects in my paintings, was emerging. I call it evocative.