I arrived in Spokane from Texas at age 7. Having always been interested in the visual arts I earned an array of awards and scholarships through high school. After attending EWU for 2 years I graduated from UW with a BA in General Art, a BFA in Sculpture and a Secondary Teaching Certificate. Since that time I have offered children’s summer art camps, still continue my 30+ year involvement with the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and lend my efforts to several volunteer organizations. Active memberships include Spokane Watercolor Society, River Ridge association of Fine Arts and several garden clubs. I have exhibited in a variety of shows and events in the Spokane area, winning numerous awards as a watercolor artist. My goal is to keep growing as an artist and continue my challenging, but rewarding watercolor adventure in a meaningful and engaged way.
As an artist I am inspire by many things - light and shadow, color, patterns, the mood of a particular place or subject, the captivating turn of a leaf... along with many common and not so common things that surround us. I am often intrigued by the drama of nature. Art is my way of responding to the world around me. It’s an attempt to capture the essence of what is attracting my attention and to communicate the emotional and visual aspects to others. Watercolor is a challenging and gratifying medium for this expression.