I have a Bachelors Degree in Nursing but my interest in art is as strong as my professional career and has been a lifelong love. I enjoy sketching, watercoloring, etching and painting both in acrylic and oil. I began working seriously in watercolor in 1986 taking classes and workshops,then switched to oil painting following in my fathers footsteps. I later sought additional art education beginning in 2007 at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA.
The object of my focus includes the natural world and the architecture people have designed. I believe in developing my works on location in the plein air style. My lifelong interest in nature takes me walking, bicycling and hiking most any month of the year, rain or shine, eyes wide open to my surroundings. I enjoy painting landscapes, historical architecture, boats and water scenes, and occasionally have opportunities to paint someones portrait, which is a very satisfying experience.
Artists who have influenced my works include Edward Hopper, Emily Carr, Tommy Thompson, Emily Wood and Georgia O'Keeffe.
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