I am a watercolor artist. In 1997, following a cardiac arrest, I started my “second life” at 51 years old. Watercolor painting has become a very important part of that new life. “Artist” was not in my list of roles or descriptions about myself, but it has now become an integral part of how I interact with the world and with my Self.
Landscapes are my favorite subject, but I also enjoy painting portraits, flowers, animals, abstracts and intuitive art. The love of creating and the challenge of it keep me painting, even more than its enjoyment. Painting is also a way to express some of the love and appreciation I have for family and nature. It teaches me to be a better observer of what is around me and how I relate to it. In other words, it challenges me to keep growing in awareness, creativity and gratitude. It also gives me a great community in which to participate.
I am a Signature Member of the Spokane Watercolor Society. Some of the venues I have shown paintings include the Kress Gallery, downtown and South Hill libraries (2014 and 2018), the MAC bookstore (2016), Forza Coffee, Lindaman’s, The Tinman Art Gallery and Lincoln Center Gallery. The Art on the Green Juried Show (2013 and 2017), First Night Juried Show (2015), Spokane Watercolor Society Juried Show (2016, 2017 and 2020), SWS Members’ Show (2017, 2018, and 2019), and a Spokane Art School Juried Show (2017) all included my paintings.