"More enjoyable for me to paint and for the viewer to look at are my whimsical and
I’ve always considered myself an artist. I remember standing at an easel in kindergarten, painting wagon train scenes (I grew up in an era of cowboys and Indians, as politically incorrect as that is) and wedding cake boats: these are ocean liners that in my kindergarten mind looked like tiers of wedding cakes floating in the sea. Sixty plus years later, these wedding cake boats appeared in my work again.
For years I painted in watercolors, mostly representational botanical subject matter. More enjoyable for me to paint and for the viewer to look at are my whimsical and
imaginative paintings. I created some of these in watercolor,
then moved to acrylic on canvas and now I paint in oil on paper or canvas. All my work shows my love of color, whimsy, joy and humor.
In addition to my own work, I've also spent many years teaching art to people of all ages, from preschool children to seniors. I have exhibited my artwork in California; Portland, Oregon; New Mexico; Tijuana, Guadalajara and Mexico City in Mexico. My work is in collections throughout the United States; in Mexico and in Colombia, South America.