I am an award winning painter and blogger,
with work in
private collections throughout the country. Working with careful drawings and a
limited palette of transparent hues, I often enhance my watercolor paintings
with layers of colored pencil-deep sky blues and purples, shadows of inky
indigo, soft highlights of lightest grays and periwinkle--all serving to
communicate my passion for my craft, and my growing love of Nature. My acrylic pieces use the same palette of colors, the same strong
drawings, and lovely contrasts.
I was born and raised in the shadow of Mt.
Diablo in the EastSan Francisco Bay
Area ~an area known for its wonderful fresh fruit and rich farmlands. I learned
at an early age to love the land, to respect the hard work and determination of
the small farmers, and craved a piece of land of my own to plant and
nurture. In college, I studiedFine Arts and Horticulture. Figure
drawings often included detailed studies of plant parts, leaves and bark
textures. My old textbooks are all quite artfully decorated.
I am fascinated by complex subject matter. I
love crisply defining sepia lines that play against soft washes of glowing
light, enhancing depth and adding a sense of the mysteries of Nature. Dramatic lighting effects, foliage shapes and varying textures create vibrant
contrasts. I enjoy painting portraits and landscapes, I love animals and birds. In the last few years, my painting has
blossomed. It has become richer and more expressive. I like to think it is my
happiness showing through. If it is true that an artist’s soul can be seen in
her work, then my soul is sunshine and trees~and donkeys!
I hope that you can feel the love and good
energy that I paint into my creations.
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My original art is created on Arches 140 lb cold press or 300 lb cold press watercolor paper, or on cradled birch panels, or gallery wrapped canvases--all professional quality art materials. I use professional grade paints and on occasion, Prismacolor colored pencils and/or pens. All framed pieces use non-acid mats and backer boards.