Because of an injury, I had to give up my 1st love, playing sports.........all sports. I discovered in 1999 my latent talent for painting, I started painting on wood with acrylics. I soon move to canvas, then attended an oil painting seminar and was introduced to painting portraits taught by Joy Wilson and Joann Morgan. In 2005 I was encouraged to try another medium, watercolor. I have taken many classes and had a number of different instructors, to name a few, Sharon and Robert Long, Susan Bourdet, Kay Barns, Kathy Collins, Ann Breckon, John Solinum, Mary Gibbs, Charlene Collins Freeman and Joe Garcia. To date I still takes classes in drawing and watercolor. I am very open to new ways to increase my knowledge and my mastery of watercolor.
I have shown my work at: The Edmonds Juried Show, The Mukilteo Juried Show, The Bothell Juried Show, The Mountlake Terrace Juried Show, NWWS Waterworks Juried Show, South Hill Artists Juried Art Show, Fattiora Bacio Show in Tuscany Italy, and Sedona Arts Center in Arizona. Also display my work at the Kaewyn now Tsuga Gallery, Fusion Gallery, Mival Gallery, and am a participating artist for the Edmonds Art Walk and have participated Mill Creek Art Walk.
My medium of choice is watercolor. My style is realistic with a loose back ground. My true joy is painting animal portraits. As my abilities have improved I am enjoying portrait paintings also.
Please travel through my paintings. My hope is you will enjoy them enough that you may want to display them in your home, or decide you would like me to do a commission painting for you.
I can be contacted through my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for stopping by and have a very nice day!!
All of my life I have played. Up to my early 50"s it was in sports. Any and all kinds of sports. Playing sports was the most important thing in my life. Due to and injury and a surgery I lost my ablity to play sports. I tried various activities to see if this was my new way to enjoying life and play. In 1999 I was introduced to painting on wood with acrylic paint. I continued for about 5 years but was restless in the processes I had learned and started looking for new avenues to investigate. I dabbled in oil and have some very sucessful paintings. Oil was fun but the clean up was the turning point for me. It just told too long and it was messy.