I have lived in Santa Rosa, for most of my life,
moving here at an early age from Vallejo. I have always loved art
and have been painting since 1996, starting with oils and acrylics,
but quickly changing to watercolor as my medium of choice. From
the time I started painting, I have taken classes and gone to workshops
locally, and continue to paint in a private workshop on a weekly
basis. I have a very supportive husband, Rich, who I have been married
to for thirty seven years, and we have three children Jennifer,
Scott and Dave. Our oldest daughter, Jennifer and her husband Dean
Ketelsen, have a 3 year old son, Brenden, a one year old daughter,
Kelsey and Dean’s thirteen year old daughter, Courtney. Scott
and his wife Jessica have a four year old son, Sean, and a two year
old daughter, Rachel. Dave, our youngest son, is attending Santa
Rosa Junior College.
Watercolor painting is my passion, and I find that I totally relax
and become stress free when I paint. I am constantly trying new
methods, and techniques to help me become a better artist. Being
able to share my work with others in shows and galleries is wonderful,
and when I sell my work I have a real feeling of accomplishment.
I love what I do, and I hope that is reflected in my work.
I have been fortunate enough to take classes and
be part of workshops with excellent instructors: Kathryn Cerasoli,
Judy Greenberg, Terry Madden, Birgit O’Conner, Robert Dvorak,
Barbara Jeffery Clay, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Lian Quan Zhen, Christopher
Schenk and Tony Couch.
Some exhibitions that I have had include: Finley
Center, Copperfield Café, Gallery One in Petaluma, Steele
Lane Recreation and Parks Center, Aqua Areas in Coddingtown, Chicago
Title in Windsor and Santa Rosa, Empire Optical/Empire Eye Doctors,
Gualala Art Show, Showcase Artists at Plaza Art in Healdsburg, Narsi’s
in Coddingtown, and Montgomery Village Art Show. I have also been
part of the Sonoma County Fair, Harvest Fair and Duncans Mills Festival
winning many first, second and third place ribbons as well as a
Best of Show.
I am a member
of WASCO, CWA and NWS, and I enjoy the creative support that I receive
from those affiliations.
Phone: (707) 575-1676
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