I am a fine artist living in Santa Cruz, Ca. My roots began in Los Angeles where I grew up and lived until 1988. After graduating from nursing school and working for a year in the city of my birth, I made my exodus and travelled and worked in my field. I practiced my career in nursing for 10 solid years before starting my family. Now my children are grown and off to college and I find myself at my easel everyday. I found the obsession of pastel painting about a year ago and haven't stopped. Everything is good in my world with a stick of chalk in my hands! Mostly I am drawn to landscapes but can be inspired by figures and the occasional still life. Viewing life through artist’s eyes has brought great joy to me. It is with gratitude that I share this joy with you.
As an emerging artist , I am choosing to see my surroundings differently. Whereas before I glimpsed at the face of my loved one or a stranger on the street, today I see shape, value, texture, movement, and thus emotion and narrative. I imagine how I might render these observations and then I practice. I do not surrender to the voice of comparison. I carry on in a spirit of curiosity and gratitude that I may find my way. On that journey I ultimately find a part of myself undiscovered.
Pacific Grove Library "Built for Books"
April - July 2018
Pastel Society of Southeast Texas : Art of the Pastel National Exhibition
April/ May 2018
Arizona Pastel Artists Association : 2018 Open Juried Pastel Exhibition
March/ April 2018
Central Coast Plein Air Painters Exhibition : Art, Love, and Wine
~ Excellence in Pastel Award
Pastel Society of the West Coast
Santa Cruz Art League