About The Artist
I’m drawn to sharp contrasts in light and dark that create drama whether I’m painting, VWs, mailboxes, people or the gorgeous backyard we call Marin.
Watercolorist originally from Minnesota, now living in Fairfax these past 25 years.
I’ve worked as an 2D animator, graphic artist, rug designer but have always held on to watercolor as my mainstay medium. I’ve shown locally and nationally and managed a few prizes along the way. Now that I’m retired, I paint, garden and write poetry regularly.
Exhibitions & Press
2022: 52nd National Watercolor Exhibition
2021: California Watercolor Association: Autumn Color, Fusion Art Watercolor Exhibition (online only), Marin Society of Artists, All About Women, California Watercolor Association, Shower Us with Art, California Watercolor Association, Spring Into Art,
2020: J. Mayne Gallery (online only), Seasons, Petaluma Art in the Park (online only), California Watercolor Association Spring Show.
2018: Marin County Fair, “New Buds”.
2016: Falkirk Cultural Center, Fall Open Juried Exhibition,
2014: Au Coquelet, Valentine’s Art Show, Marin County Fair, “Pt. Reyes Station” and “Nicasio Eucalyptus”
2013: Marin County Fair, “Lucky Bobbers”
2012: Falkirk Cultural Center, Falkirk’s 100 Holiday Silent Auction.
2011: Marin Civic Center Galleries, Art on the Farm Collective, Yosemite Renaissance, “Yosemite Moss”
2010: Ross Valley Artist Winter Show, Ross Valley Winery.
2020: Phoebe, “The Long Afternoon”
2021:”Pt. Reyes Lighthouse”, Honorable Mention, Fusion Art Watercolor Exhibition
2020: “Cali Bug”, 2nd prize. Spring Show, California Watercolor Association.
2018: “New Buds”, Honorable Mention, Marin County Fair Fine Art Competition.
2014: Pt. Reyes Station” receives Special Award from marin Watercolor Society. “Nicasio Eucalyptus” receives Honorable Mention.
2013: “Lucky Bobbers”, AC Graphics Award, Marin County Fair Fine Art Competition.
2011: “Yosemite Moss”, $500 Award from Yosemite Renaissance National Art Competition.
2007, California School of Surface and Fabric Design, Berkeley, CA. Associate degree in surface and fabric design. Hand-painted and computer skills emphasized.
1993, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Associate degree in hand-drawn, 2-D animation. With honors.
1998, Minneapolis Technical College, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Associate degree in commercial art, with honors.
1984, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. BA in Humanities with a Studio Arts minor. Graduated cum laude.