I was raised in Southern California and earned a bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly State University at San Luis Obispo. I worked in the Nursery industry and did landscape design for several years after college. Painting was an intermittent hobby.
During a difficult season in my life, in which I moved to Ashland OR to care for my mother, my love for art and watercolor painting was rekindled and I have been painting ever since.
Although I work as a full time graphic designer, my journey with fine art continues. I can be found painting in the winter months and gardening in the summer months.
I sell my work through Fine Art America. Use the links tab to find my Fine Art America page.
If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please send an email.
Born & Raised:
Southern California 1954
2023 • Member Show, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs CO
2022 • Manitou Springs Art Center open show, Manitou, CO
2016 • Aquarius National Watermedia Exhibition, Pueblo, CO
2015 • Bolder Street Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 • Flight, Rotary, Colorado Springs, CO
2013 • International Society of Experimental Artist ISEA Show, Florida, California, Wales
2013 • Elegant Excellence, Colorado Springs Art Guild , Colorado Springs, CO
2012 • Key of David, International Mural shown during London Olympics, UK
2011 • Salute to Southern Colorado, Royal Gorge Art Association, Canyon City, CO
2009, 2011, 2013 • International Watermedia, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs, CO
2008 • Just Add Water, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs CO
2008 • Summer Splash 2008, Colorado Springs Art Guild
2007–2015 • Member Show, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs CO
2007 • 15th Annual National Exhibition, Western Colorado W. S. Grand Junction CO
2003 • 19th Annual Artists’ Workshop Art Exhibit and Sale, Jacksonville, OR
2003 • 56th Annual AAUW Exhibit, Grants Pass, OR
2015 • Winsor Newton Award, Colorado Springs Art Guild
2013 • Patron Purchase Award, Kansas Watercolor Society
2013 • Presidents Award. Colorado Springs Art Guild
2008 • Best of Show & Honorable Mention. Summer Splash, Colorado Springs Art Guild
2006 • Second Place. Summer Show, Colorado Springs Art Guild
2003 • Third Place. Student Show, Rogue Community Collegei
2003 • Third Place. 56th Annual AAUW Exhibit, Grants Pass, OR
2006 - 2008• Cottonwood Art Academy, Colorado Springs
2003-2004 • Ashland Academy of Art, Semyon Bilmes Founder/Director, Ashland OR
2003 • Southern Oregon University Community Ed., Ashland OR
2003 • Rogue Community College, Medford OR
1976 • Bachelor of Science-Ornamental Horticulture, Cal Poly State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA
Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs, CO
Classes & Workshops:
Thomas Blackshear, Stephen Quiller, Linda Baker, Tom Owen, Julie Kirkland, Susan Hinton, Frank Davey, Larry Haught, Semyon Bilmes, Charleen Brusset, Nancy Parker, Chareu Colorado