Bob and I have been married for 57 years, have
five children, seven grandchildren and presently live in Brighton,
I became interested in art when I saw how talented
our children were and was inspired by a neighbor, Ruth Hummel. I tried to
get them to join the Brighton Palette and Brush Club to no avail,
so I did. I had enjoyed cake decorating for many years with many
hours of cleaning up frosting, and because of this, I thought
watercolor would be less messy than oil painting.
When we moved to Belleview, Washington, I had lots
of time on my hands, so I started taking all day workshops from
local artists, Catherine Gill and Michell Cooper. I especially
enjoyed workshops taught at the Puget Sound Art League in Bellevue.
After six years we returned to Brighton, and I again
joined the Brighton Palette and Brush Club with familiar and new
faces, some who were also members of the Paletteers. In the fall
of 2000, I joined the Paletteers Art Club and soon after was accepted
as a juried member. Since returning to Colorado, I have enjoyed
workshops given by local artists.
Pictures and memories of Washington and our home
state of Colorado inspire my paintings. I find expressing color
a delightful challenge!