"As an artist raised in the Midwest, the natural beauty of the coastal shoreline has always intrigued and amazed me."
...I particularly liked the early morning and afternoon light, which enhanced the colors, creating unique and interesting reflections and shadows. Through the years I have focused on developing my work and style to capture that beauty. I mainly work with enlarged images with careful planning of the shapes, light and dark patterns, and the colors. I strive to blend the fine nuances of color, texture and shapes to create an image that draws the viewer to a pleasant experience.
After painting for a lifetime, specializing in studio rendered Watercolors, my current efforts in Oil painting, both in the Studio and “en Plein Air” has been very stimulating and rewarding. My recent efforts in Still Life painting are a continuation of painting from life. As I continue to paint and continue to grow, I find painting a real challenge as well as a great joy. My efforts in Miniature Art is also very challenging but fun to do.
I feel that the more I learn, the more I realize this is a life long learning process. I hope that viewers will receive the same pleasure in seeing my paintings as I did in creating them.
Her work has been published by Rockport Publishers in the Best of Watercolor and the Best of Florals. She was also a featured Artist in Watercolor Magic Magazine, published by Artist's Magazine, and in the U. S. Art Magazine-Introductions of 29 Artists Worthy of Collector's Attention. Her work has been included in the publications The Artistic Touch 3, by Creative Art Press, the Southeaster Framer Magazine, Splash 5: Best of Watercolor -The Glory of Color, Splash 6 – The Magic of Texture, and Splash 7 – The Qualities of Light, by North Light Books. In July 2005 she was a featured Artist in Décor Magazine’s Biography Series and the Marine Artist in the March 2006 issue of Art Business News. In 2007 she was included in the book Best of America-Watercolor by Kennedy Publishing Inc. In 2009 she was published as a finalist in the International Artist Magazine Landscape Challenge in the February-March issue. In 2010 she is one of ten artists profiled in The Artist Magazine March issue - Stellar At 60+.