Artist Biography Born in Texas, I moved to Spokane at the end of first grade. Imagery and color have been life-long interests, earning art awards and scholarships during my youth. As a young adult, I attended EWU for two years and 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, continue my 30 year involvement providing programs and events for the Museum of Arts and Culture, and lend my efforts to various volunteer organizations. Membership in Spokane Watercolor Society, River Ridge Association of Fine Arts and garden clubs keeps me connected and learning. I have exhibited in a number of shows and events in the Spokane area, winning numerous awards as a watercolorist. My goal is to keep growing as an artist and continue my watercolor career in a thoughtful and engaged way.
Artist Statement As an artist I am inspired by many things – patterns, light and shadow, color, the mood of a particular place or subject, the captivating turn of a leaf..........many of the common and not so common things that surround us. I am often influenced by the drama of nature. Artistic expression is my means 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.