Drawing upon my experiences traveling and interest in nature, I express myself through watercolor painting. I am especially interested in the effect of light and shadow on various subjects which I first photograph, and then create paintings in the studio. Each painting is initiated with a colorful wash which provides unity in the paintings and masterful color shifts which reflect the subtleties found in nature. The paint is glazed, one layer over another to achieve a rich and complex color palette.
As a longtime member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, my work has been accepted into multiple juried shows and has won awards throughout the Pacific Northwest. My work can be seen at Rain Spark Gallery; and in various local and regional shows such as Watercolor Society of Oregon, Lake Area Artists, and the Lake Oswego Reads traveling show.
After a career of teaching art at the high school level, I have enjoyed spending more time at the easel, traveling and teaching small adult classes in watercolor.
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