As a child I discovered a lifelong love for art. I was born in California & raised in Arizona. My mother was an oil pastel portrait artist & my maternal grandmother was a wonderful artist who painted flowers on walls & doors in her home & also created needlework & paintings of California missions such as San Juan Capistrano throughout her life. I was fortunate to be surrounded by such inspiring artistic talent.
During my college years I studied art history, design, figure drawing & painting. During my career with a large HMO I contributed illustrations for the Physicians Newsletter & did cover designs for department monthly newsletters. When I retired from the health care field in 2001 I was able to pursue art full time.
After painting murals for several years I studied oil painting with (the late) Sabastian Capella, Raye Anne Marks, Carolyn Anderson, Jeff Yeomans & Marileigh Schulte. I was a student at 2012 American Artists Weekend with the Masters with instruction from Jeremy Lipking, Daniel Gerhartz, David Leffel and Tony Pro.
Affiliations: Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery (Board Member), La Jolla Art Association, Fine Art and California Art Club, Portrait Society of America.
Del Mar Fair ~ 2017 1st Place ~ Representational People ‘Sisterhood’
Del Mar Fair ~ 2017 2nd Place ~ Representational People ‘Morning Light’
Del Mar Fair ~ 2017 Honorable Mention ~ Plein Aire Contest ‘Umbrellas’
La Jolla Art Association ~ 'Shadow Play' ~ juried show Ribbon Best Oil
Old Coach Paint Out 2016 ~ People's Choice
Del Mar Fair 2015 2nd Place ~ Representative Cityscape 'Red Scooter'
Del Mar Fair 2015 Honorable Mention ~ Landscape '8 West From The Colorado'
Del Mar Fair 2015 People's Choice
Old Coach Paint Out 2015 ~ People's Choice
La Jolla Art Association 2104 ~ Special Award for 'Reverence'
Del Mar Fair 2014 2nd Place ~ People Category
Del Mar Fair 2014 Honorable ~ Mention Floral
Del Mar Fair 2014 Honorable Mention ~ Representational Cityscape
Del Mar Fair 2014 Ribbon ~ Small Images