About Me

Once watercolor painting was introduced to me, I became passionately drawn to the process. I was told it was one of the most difficult mediums to master. My educational history had already included many arts and crafts, such as sewing, weaving, drawing, pen and ink, acrylics, pottery and woodworking. I had found my niche with painting in watercolor.

Through determination over the years my skills in watercolor painting developed. I was further encouraged by taking workshops and classes from many gifted watercolor painters in the Northwest including: Jan Kunz, Susan McKinnen Rasmussen, Barbara Nechis, and Jean Haines. Much of my inspiration has come from the garden, forest, viewing wildlife while hiking the northwest.

Affiliations

Northwest Watercolor Society • Bellevue, WA

South Hill Artists • Puyallup, WA

Olympia Art League • Olympia, WA

Peninsula Art League • Gig Harbor, WA)

Exhibitions and Awards

Rhododendron Flowers • 2021 Olympia Art League, Wa Members show
Ripe (Apples in a Tree) • 2021 Wa St Fair 4th Pl
Lunch Time • 2021 Northwest Watercolor Society Special Mention
Triptych of Roses • 2021 Gallery Row Gig Harbor, Wa Itty Bitty Show Hon. Mention
Heron • 2021 PAL Open Show
Trellis of Roses • 2019 Northwest Watercolor Society
Trellis of  Roses • 2019 Peninsula Art League Gig Harbor, Wa 3rd Place
Garden Roses • 2019 Peninsula Art League Gig Harbor, Wa
Chanterelles • 2019 Peninsula Art League Gig Harbor, Wa
Sockeye Salmon • 2019 Peninsula Art League Mary Bassette Award
Best Friends • 2019 Emerald Downs Equine Art Show, Wa 3rd Place
Cascade Waterfall • 2018 Itty Bitty Show Gallery Row 1st Place
Beet Roots • 2018 Olympia Art League, Wa Honorable Mention
The Saddle • 2018 Washington State Fair 1st Place
The Saddle • 2018 Emerald Downs 1st Place
The Saddle • 2018 Northwest Watercolor Society Holbein Merit Award
Cascade of Roses • 2017 Northwest Watercolor Society  Merit Award

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