My paintings show how much I love our Michigan landscape. It is the amazing colors and textures that excite me. The challenge is trying to paint these and the way sunlight falls on the landscape, waterscape, flowers, and still-life. I am drawn back to favorite places to see how they look at different times of day and in different seasons. The colors of our sand or snow can go from subtle whispers to spectacular bold shadows. I appreciate where I live and try to show it in my work. Watercolor and pastel are my favorite mediums.
My formal fine arts background was at Aquinas College, GRCC, and Kendall. Later I studied with various watercolor and pastel artists in workshops and classes.
My art has been accepted in many juried shows, some of which are:
The Muskegon Regional Art Show
The Celebration Art Show at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids
Festival of the Arts Show in Grand Rapids
Winterfest in Grand Haven
Change of Seasons Show in Montague
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Regional Show
The West Michigan Regional Show in Lowell
Huntington Bank in Lowell
The Franciscan Art Center in Lowell
Holland’s Fine Art Regional and
in many shows at fine venues and galleries with my memberships in
Rivertown Artist Guild and with the Grand Valley Artists Association and The Lakeland Artists