I enjoy experimenting with different media and setting new challenges. I work in oils, acrylics and pastel and have been painting and participating in local art shows since 1990. I have continually taken local life drawing classes and painting workshops with nationally known artists such as Marcia Burtt, Albert Handell, Randall Stewart, Peggi Kroll Roberts, Skip Lawrence and Tony Askew.
I enjoy setting a theme for solo exhibits. My current theme is “Botanicals” – abstracted oils based on plants. Examples of other themes are “Farscapes” (oil landscapes looking down as if from a plane) “Mono” (still lifes in oil of Japanese objects), “Another Look” (mixed media abstractions inspired by my own landscapes) “Body Language” (figures in oil, pastel and acrylics) “Liquid Visions” (oil still lifes featuring water) “Tuscan Inspiration” (pastels done in Tuscany, Italy) “Dreams of Flying” (whimsical pastels based on stories people told her about their dreams of flying) and “Skyscapes” (abstracted mixed media pieces influenced by air travel), Figures (figures in oil and pastel).
I have produced solo exhibits at the Faulkner Gallery, Gallery 113, Corridan Gallery, the UCSB Faculty Club, Finestra, Fielding University, The University Club, Montecito Country Club, and Live Culture and I have appeared in many invitational and group exhibits.
After teaching elementary school in Goleta for 27 years, I retired in 1999 and have enjoyed focusing on art work, attending classes and helping to organize art exhibits through the Santa Barbara Art Association and SCAPE (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment.) I was twice President of SBAA and was the Exhibits Chair for SCAPE for 4 years. I am a founding member of MAST (Mesa Artists Studio Tour).
2019 Featured Artist at Gallery 113 in January.
2018 Mesa Artists Studio Tour November 3-4
2018 Faulkner Gallery SB At Assoc. Group Show – AWARD
2018 MAST Group Exhibit at Santa Barbara Winery
2017 MAST Group Exhibit at Distinctive Art Gallery
2017 Abstract Exhibit at Santa Barbara County Building
2017 “Wings” Santa Barbara Tennis Club
2014 Domestic Violence Solutions – cover portrait for book “Love Hurts”
2012 “Faces” Carpinteria Arts Council
2012 SCAPE 10th Anniversary Show – Faulkner Gallery AWARD
2011 Invitation show at the Montecito Country Club – Figures and landscapes in oil.
2011 Mesa Artists – February group show at the Meisel Gallery –abstracts in mixed media
2010 Featured Artist at Landscape Exhibit – Fielding Grad. Univ.
2008 “Figures” Good Cup Café, April-May Solo Exhibit of figures in oil
2007 “Farscapes” Finestra Caffe, Aug-Sept. Solo Exhibit of landscapes from overhead perspective.
2006 “Another Look” Featured Artist at Gallery 113 , June. Solo exhibity of mixed media abstractions.
2006-2007 2008 Mesa Artists Studio Tours – Exhibitions in my studio of pieces in different media and themes.
2005 “Local Vision” – Solo exhibit at the University Club, May. Landscapes in oil and acrylic.
2005 “Mono” Gallery 113, July. Solo exibit of still lifes of Japanese objects.
2004 “Sun Glass Water” Gallery 113, September. Solo exhibit of paintings of transparent objects in oil.
2003 “Dreams of Flying” Faulkner Gallery West, February. Individual exhibit of pastel images of dream stories about flying
2003 “Sky Scapes”. Partner exhibit with Bert States, UCSB Faculty Club, March. Landscapes from an overhead perspective in oil.
2003 “Tuscan Inspiration”, Gallery 113, July, Solo exhibit of pastel landscape painted in Tuscany, Italy.
1990 – present – numerous group exhibits at SBAA Faulkner Gallery. 18 AWARDS