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My hometown in upstate New York was my inspiration for my early oil landscape paintings. However, my business career required me to place my painting on hiatus.
After retiring in Arizona, my next painting adventure was with watercolors. Bright colors and the fluidity of the paint became my medium of choice. My first official painting lessons were taken 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 painting on rice paper using a hot wax batik method. While in Arizona, I discovered the beauty of the desert.
I moved to Hawaii and continued painting where I became an active member of a local alliance and I participated in indoor and outdoor festivals. My pallet changed from the gold, rust, brown and purples of the desert to reds, greens, blues, and yellows of the Islands.
After moving to California in 2017, I found my new art community at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. I work with the Center in support of the Elk Grove community art programs as the Workshop Chair and teach watercolor batiking. My pallet and paper may change again but my love for art and my desire to encourage others to explore their inner art will remain true.