Raised in Vallejo, California,
my childhood memories consist of spending time collecting and
cutting out paper dolls, plus constantly drawing, and coloring. Art
classes in junior high school led to my major in college.
many years I was partners in a woman's clothing store, Threadbare.
The business took much of my time. In 1992, My family moved to Gig
Harbor, which enabled me to paint full time. I have made a
commitment to work daily in my studio.
Juicy and whimsical best describes my work. I am intrigued with the
idea of metamorphosis; nostalgic feelings evoked from old trucks,
retro printed fabrics, antique pottery, unusual chairs, shapely
shoes and unconventional gardens. I incorporate color, texture and
patterns as I paint, drawing inspiration from authors, dreams, and a
love for textiles.
can be difficult sometimes, so I prefer to reinvent it in my still
life studies, adding fantasy, humor and objects of desire and
interest. Changing or adding elements suggests transformation and
allows me to tell a story, or to tell another side to a story.
Watercolor is my choice of medium. The layering of pigment develops
transparencies. I flood the paper with water, achieving numerous
watermarks that create an emotional atmosphere. The unpredictability
in the painting process brings joy and surprise to me.
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