I am a born and bred native of Los Angeles, turning to painting seriously only as an adult, studying Life Drawing and pursuing week-long seminars with celebrated watercolorists who came into town. Motivated by God-given creative urges, my works of watercolor and pen & ink drawings through the years accumulated into quite a large body of privately held work. In 2001 I moved to McMinnville, Oregon, with my husband 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 Allison Inn and Spa. In order to be closer to family in Portland, OR, in the fall of 2013 we moved
to West Linn where I am an active member of the
Women of Watercolor Artist Guild
and where I teach watercolor classes in my new home studio
to small groups of 2-3.