I have been a painter all my life, in watercolor and acrylics, and a woodblock printer since 1993. Landscape is my main interest. I received both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Art from Stanford University and I have lived in Tijeras, NM since 1970.
I have been in many one person and juried shows, including Introductions ’76, Biennial,2008 and Albuquerque Now, Fall 2009 at the Albuquerque Museum, American Artist Magazine Golden Anniversary National Art Competition and Exhibition, 1987, 30 Views of Mt. Taylor, Harwood Art Center 2010, Gilman, Harwood 2005, Far Places, Harwood 2017, Local Treasures, NMCC 2016. I was included in Landscapes of New Mexico, Campbell &Deats, UNM Press and 100 Artists of the Southwest, Douglas Bullis, Schiffer Publishing Ltd. My work can be seen at Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque.
The landscape has always been my primary inspiration. As a child I spent summers on my grandparents’ farm and treasured those days. I went hiking and camping as a Girl Scout. I always loved mountains, first Ohio’s gentle hills and then the grandeur of the Rockies and the West. When still a teen-ager I discovered the pull of the canyons and deserts and learned to love the wild places where there is time to see and hear and think.
The land provides us with everything from sustenance to solace and yet we as a modern urban society have nearly lost our connections to it and nature. We treat neither with respect.
My paintings are my way of saying this is what I saw and it is important and I want you to see it too.
My media are acrylic, monotype, watercolor, handmade artists books and woodblock prints done Japanese style with watercolor.