I’m a relative late-comer to art, having spent my college years and working life in biology and chemistry. During college, I found a little time for classes in ceramics and did a bit of scientific illustration; then, while working in Santa Barbara City College Chemistry Dept., I began taking classes in stained glass, drawing and watercolor. For the last 7 or 8 years, my focus has been pastel, and I continue to take workshops to hone my skills in that medium.
My life-long interest and immersion in the natural world and its processes heavily influences my paintings, as does my obsession with travel; many of my works are landscapes, both studio and plein air, with occasional forays into fauna, birds in particular.
My heartfelt thanks go to artists Gaye Adams, Linda Foster, Richard McKinley and Cathy Quiel for their patient and good-natured encouragement and instruction, and to my SBAA and workshop friends for their comradery.
Santa Barbara Art Association (2018/2019 president)
Pastel Society of the West Coast