As an artist. I have always loved exploring different ways to express what I see. My hometown of Rochester, New York was my inspiration for my early paintings of landscapes in oil. Lakes, mountains and trees dominated my canvases.
My next adventure in art was painting with watercolors. Bright colors and the fluidity of the paint became my medium of choice. My first official painting lessons were provided in Tucson where I became a member of the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild and the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. I explored different art techniques and mediums including a hot wax batik method on a watercolor painting on rice paper. While in Arizona, I discovered the beauty of the desert and the unique colors of the desert landscape which I applied to my paintings.
I continued painting while in Hawaii and became an active member of a local alliance where I participated in indoor and outdoor festival for three years. My pallet colors changed from the gold, rust, browns and purples of the desert to reds, greens, blues and yellows of the Islands. I successfully painted the flowers, trees, turtles and the ocean using the batik method.
In California, I found my new art community in the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center where I am working with the Center in support of the Elk Grove community art programs. My pallet may change again but my love for art and my desire to encourage others to explore their inner art will remain true.