Hello and thank you so much for your interest in me and my art. One
of the reasons I chose this theme for my site is because the painting
above reminds me of a Tree of Life. Creating art truly has become a
passion for me. It is joyful and life-giving.
It's never too late to become an artist ... it took me until my 60's
to discover I had some latent art talent. It is so exciting that people
enjoy and also purchase my art. Mostly, I am self-taught, or perhaps
led by mysterious angels! However, without a few generous teachers
who greatly encouraged me and saw some innate ability in me,
I probably would not be an artist today. So special sincere thanks
go to Lil, Denise, Eileen and especially EJ Gold. I am also most
appreciate of Kath for introducing me to the medium of
alcohol ink (AI). I've become quite obsessed with it!
Before moving to Grass Valley, CA, I had always lived in large cities.
It is such a treat to live where the pace is much slower and the natural
beauty abounds in each season. Our local arts community is amazing
and thriving. "Nevada County has more artists per capita than any county in California," per http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/art/nevada-
I am retired now from two careers, one in social work - where my main
interest was community organization and planning, and another in
That seems like more than enough history. You are most likely here to see
my art, so please click the pink button above labeled Paintings or the
navigation bar to get to other pages. THANK YOU.