I've always known that I was an artist. I just didn't do anything about it for 60 years. Then I discovered watercolor. It intimidated and challenged me, and I knew that I had found my medium. I love the transparency and freshness that only watercolor can give.
My favorite subjects are people. Everything about the human face and figure fascinates me, from the myriad flesh tones to the diverse gestures and expressions.
My journey is one of learning, to find a way to convey the spirit and individuality of my subjects, and to do it in watercolor. This is how I want to spend the rest of my life.
Raised in a small town in the heart of Montana's cattle country, I have spent most of my adult life in Colorado, five wonderful years of that in our beautiful high country. I now reside in the Denver area.
I dabbled in oils briefly when my two sons were young, but let that go and didn't begin my love affair with watercolor until I was over 60.
I have had little formal art education, but have profited greatly from my last seven year's association with the Art Student's League of Denver.
A few years ago, I swallowed my inhibitions and entered my first juried art show. I won the Judges' Award and sold the painting! What encouragement! Since then, I have tried to paint more and have won more than a dozen awards in regional shows, including several Best of Show. It is a particular honor to be included to participate in invitational shows. My most recent awards are Best of Show in Art From the Heart 2009 and Honorable Mention in International Watermedia XVI 2009.
In celebration of the Art Student's League's 20th anniversary in 2007, past and present faculty chose to showcase artists who have studied at the League, have become successful, and have made an impact on the community. I was honored to be chosen to join this impressive group of artists.
Contributor to the Watercolor Lesson-A-Day calendar, published by Accord Publishing Ltd for the last seven years, featuring over 50 pieces of my work.
Annual contributor to the Kent Denver Art Show.
Memberships include Colorado Watercolor Society, Art Student's League of Denver and Paletteers Art Club.
I am a charter member of the new Art Gallery 3698 in Westminster, CO.
My paintings are included in private collections in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Arizona, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Brazil.
Examples of my work can be found on my website at