I started my painting experience as a child in school. I went to the California College of Arts and Crafts and then continued painting landscapes on scene for many years with watercolors. I started working in acrylics and studying with Gereon Rios of Columbia College. Mr Rios and my digital camera have helped me to expand my subject matter to landscapes, people, animals, and flowers. Now when I paint, I start with excitement and the challenge to incorporate color, composition, and joy into my paintings.
I am a member of the Golden Palette Art Association, Mother Lode Art Association, Arts of Bear Valley, and the Calaveras County Art's Council Gallery Group. I have participated in the Arts of Bear Valley Summer Shows during the Music Festival and the Art in the Park Show in the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. My work was selected to be on the posters for the Arts of Bear Valley Summer Show in 2006 and 2008. I am currently showing my work at the Aloft Gallery in Sonora and at Art on Main in Murphys. I also participate in the Fall Studio Tours sponsored by the Calaveras Arts Council.
I have shown my work in the Valley Art Assn Fall Carriage Show, the Ironstone Spring Obsession Show, in Puerta Vallarta and Mazitlan in Mexico.
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