United States of America
Like many artists I have since childhood had a love of creating with brush and pencil. It was however by chance that I really found my passion for creating paintings. A friend asked if I would be interested in painting with her when I was just in the beginning years of raising my family and on a whim I decided to join her. As it turns out I developed a real passion for painting and had a natural ability to interpret what I see and create from nature my interpretation in my art.
I have been painting, displaying and selling my works for over 40 years; primarily in the Southern California art communities including galleries in La Jolla, Santa Barbara, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna , Ventura, and Marina Del Ray. As a resident Las Vegas artist, I am continuing to expand my credits and successful style.
I have tried many mediums over the years, but aIways come back to my first love (Oils). I find that with oils I can achieve the luminosity and mood in my pieces unlike any other mediums I have worked with...I love the consistency and the feel when brushing the stokes of paint onto my canvas or board.
The best description of my style would be representational art. Simply put it is my interpretation of the world around us. I love adding fine details to my pieces when appropriate to the piece and so many people consider this to be impressionistic realism.
Everything I see inspires me to create my art. Its like breathing it just comes natural to me...As you may notice in my collection of pieces I am most drawn to water and trees - these always get my brush moving!
I hope when people view my art it conjures up new or old memories and experiences of great times in their lives...maybe a great vacation, childhood memory or a place they would love to imagine them selves to reflect and be peaceful...hopefully it will at least bring a smile to their day...