About Artist

I was raised in Spokane, WA and graduated from the University of Washington. While living in Illinois, where my husband was stationed, I returned to college and studied printmaking and drawing with Dale Threldkeld of Belleville, Illlinois.  I participated in many art shows in the St. Louis, Missouri area.  When we moved to Davis, CA, I bought an etching press, established a studio in my home and became member of The Artery in Davis.  Twenty years ago my husband and I moved to five acres near Lake Oroville where I have my present studio. 

My portfolio includes oils on canvas and 100% rag paper as well as monoprints and collage. Many of my pieces are impressionistic landscapes.  I also paint abstracts, using undulating shapes, which can suggest landscapes by the combination of forms and materials.

When I begin a composition, there is always of moment of suspense.  The first brush strokes on canvas, paper, or metal plate soon take on a life of their own and I build on the emerging images.  California's myriad of contrasting landscapes are always inspiring.

My art can be found at The Artery in Davis, CA and at Sally Dimas Gallery in Chico, CA.  I'm also a member of Chico  Art Center and participate each year in their October Open Studio weekend.  The Breast Care Clinic of Chico, CA also own three of my paintings.  On temporary loan are two more paintings at the Clinic as well as two paintings at Chico City Hall.

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