Corvallis is considered the Heart of the Bitterroot Valley; it’s in the center of the fertile valley floor between two mountain ranges. Living less than two miles from town, my husband Allen and I enjoy a home-life filled with gardening, cooking, and sharing our morning coffee by the woodstove while we watch the sky. Together, we raised a blended family of four children who now, each have their own families.
My painting-life has been supported by a working-life in fields of drafting, picture framing, illustration, and event planning. These days, I am giving my painting-life, top priority, and I must say, little compares to the excitement of flowing a beautiful wash of color across a sheet of 100% rag paper!
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Artist Statement Being an artist has taught me to look at the world in a special way, awakening me to color, shape, design and beauty in nature and everywhere. I am inspired by mountains, water, and skies, the intimacy of flowers, human figures and faces, and animals, domestic or wild. I want my art to hold the beauty of Earth and her human family in a good place, a true loving light. I am happiest creating art with watercolor or acrylic paints in the studio or plein air, alone or with friends, in a style ranging from representational to impressionistic. My greatest reward and delight is in learning that one of my paintings has touched the heart and imagination of another person.