I have had a lifelong desire to express myself through art beginning with paint by number kits at a very early age which quickly moved outside the lines established by others to create my own compositions.
Medium: Painting, Oil
Style: Contemporary Still Life, Hyperrealism
Although circumstances led me to pursue a very successful first career in education, I always held alive my art interest through classes and workshops. These opportunities were treats to be savored. After retiring, my husband and I relocated to Scottsdale, AZ. A major decision point for choosing Scottsdale was the art opportunities available of which I have taken full advantage resulting in my growth as an artist. Inspiration for a painting often comes from unexpected places. For me it might be the bright colors of a grouping of marbles or the beautiful green of a Granny Smith apple nestled in the folds of matching green and white striped material. Painting still lifes allows me to create arrangements, adjust the lighting, and set the stage to transform everyday objects to extraordinary. In considering a still live setup for a painting I strive for bold yet warm colors and lighting that creates strong contrast. I am especially drawn to compositions that include translucency and reflections. My painting style is realistic…..I thrive on the challenge of transferring the complex subtleties of the color, texture and light patterns of the composition before me onto a two dimensional surface resulting in a painting that looks as real as the setup itself.
Scottsdale Artists' School and workshops
Oil Painters of America - Signature Member
National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society - Signature Member and Board of Directors
International Guild of Realism - Juried Member
International Association of Pastel Societies - Master Circle Member
Arizona Pastel Artists Association - Signature Member.
Park Gallery, Carmel, CA, ArtQwest Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
Prices vary by size of the painting from $500 to $7200