I am a visual artist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. I discovered my passion for portraying themes of nature in the form of animals, lands, skies and waters many years ago, while attending a children’s outdoor drawing course at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA. As a printmaking student at UCSB, I became enthralled with incorporating color, texture and relief into my etchings, specializing in viscosity printing techniques, always looking for ways to use media to express the spirit within. My fascination and joy in experimentation led me to monotype printing, and ultimately the discovery of luminous and vibrant watercolors and soft pastels. I find joy and inspiration painting at gorgeous outdoor locations to capture the air, the light, the spirit, in plein air paintings.
Looking for the spirit within!
BA, Studio Art, printmaking, UC Santa Barbara
Zea Mays Printmaking, Certificate in Green Printmaking Program, 2015, Northampton, MA, an intensive 3-week training program in non-toxic intaglio processes.
Professional Affiliations (present and past)
The National Association of Women Artists (The N.A.W.A.)
Monotype Guild of New England (past)
Printmakers of Cape Cod (past)
2020 - Giulia & Louisa Palermo Memorial Award in Graphics, Audubon Artists 78th Annual Exhibition, online exhibition, New York, NY
2019 - Giulia & Louisa Palermo Memorial Award in Graphics, Audubon Artists 77th Annual Exhibition, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2014 - Art Times Award for Graphics, “Audubon Artists, Inc. 72nd Annual Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1975 - 1st Place, Graphic Division, “9th Annual Ehrmanson Mansion Art Show”, Lake Tahoe, CA