My mother was an artist. I don’t know how she found the time to paint with my brother David and I under foot all the time, but I do remember the smell of linseed oil when she painted and the feeling that I wanted to do what she did.
Growing up I always loved to make things, I was never happier than to be sitting on the floor with a bag of yarn, bottles of glue, scissors and paper.
My first job was at my parents art supply store. Pouring over the art books when business was slow and getting sizable discounts on supplies, let me experiment with an array of materials which was the eventual spring board toward my art career .
I love living in the SouthWest, the clear blue skies and the rugged, my husband John calls it tortured, landscape. When April rolls around, I’ll be hiking the trails at Red Rock Canyon, getting reference photos to paint.
AWARDS & JURIED COMPETITIONS/SHOWS
2015 Best of Show, The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
2009 American Women Artists, South Street Gallery, Easton, MD
2009 American Impressionist Society, Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
2009 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2008 “William Schultz Award” American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2008 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, MT
2008 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2007 “Top 40” Greenwich Workshop Small Works North America
2007 “Oil and Water Two women show, The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
2007 Featured Artist “Romantic Figures”, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA
2007 Oil Painters of America miniature show, Santa Barbara, CA
2007 “Wind River Arts Award American Impressionist Society 8th National Exhibition, Chicago, Ill.
2006 “Views & Reviews” one woman show, Grotto Gallery, Las Vegas Library District
2006 “New Works” two woman show The Gallery at Summerlin, Las Vegas
2006 “Best & Brightest”, Scottsdale Artist School
2006 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition
2006 International Masters of Fine Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2006 “Best of Show”, American Impressionist Society 7th National Exhibition, Rockport, TX