Artist Statement and Bio
“I am an artist… a painter. I’m not here to show people what they can already see, but rather to give them a visual experience they would otherwise never have. I’m here to interpret and preserve the moments that otherwise would have been at least forgotten - if even ever known.”
I find inspiration in nature and on the road; photographing birds and wildlife, capturing people at work and play interspersed with the beautiful scenery in Northeast Washington. I work the stories, colors and forms captured with my camera into my paintings in impressionistic and abstract ways with a variety of watermedia and more recently soft pastels.
I currently live in Northeast Washington. I show and sell my work on my website, in local galleries and competitions. I have won several awards in SWS National shows and have earned Signature status within the Spokane Watercolor Society.
Formerly a dental hygienist, I now fill my days with photography, hiking, gardening, and making sense of some of it in the studio.
Goldendoodle Nudge, the fearless trail buddy, housemate, garden protector, and toyboy.