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Making art is essential to my existence. I draw and paint because my life would be very empty without on-going creative activity. Creating an exciting visual image with strong patterns of lights and darks, interesting shapes, and stunning color relationships makes my day. Presenting a concept that inspires me completes the picture.

I taught art for community colleges in northern California for 24 years before moving to Oregon in 2007 to live in Coho Ecovillage, a cohousing community. In Corvallis, Oregon I have taught watercolor classes through Linn-Benton Albany Community Ed and continue to teach at my private art studio. I find teaching art very fulfilling, because it brings me great joy to help people learn skills that enhance their creative endeavors.

Currently the focus of my art is watercolor and oil painting. I have spent many wonderful hours painting on-location and in my studio in both media. I am happy working with most categories of subject matter. I am especially interested in subject matter that challenges the viewer to see the world in an unexpected way.