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I learned at a young age that life makes more sense when I draw and paint.  I taught myself how by pouring through my dad's extensive book collections and magazine subscriptions to study artists' illustrations and sketches.  Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer's watercolor work were also favorites.  Formal training was at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and as a fine arts major at George Mason University.  I worked by commission until moving to the Outer Banks region of North Carolina thirteen years ago where my husband Richard and I live on the sound.  

Painting in watercolor is a life-long pursuit, loving most of all to paint portraits of people, pets, and places.  I've painted with well-known artists Don Andrews, Jan Kuntz, Janet Walsh, Joseph Fettingus, Jane Jones, Hans Hoffman, and Jacque Faber, to name just a few.  My work is characterized by strong value contrasts and details and has won many awards.  Thirty-four years ago, I met Jesus in a very real way, and my painting took on a new dynamic.  My passion for drawing and painting is in thanks to Him for His gift of new life to me.


I am a member of the Dare County Arts Council, the North Carolina Watercolor Society, and the Arts of the Albemarle.  You may find my work in art shows and galleries in and around the Outer Banks and northeast North Carolina and in public buildings and private homes throughout the United States.   


Email me from the Contact Page about purchasing original watercolors and to commission portraits of beloved family members, your precious pets, and a portrait of your cherished home.