My Artistic Vision
A “Different Point of View” is my artistic intent. Image, size, location of objects on the canvas, as well as the infusion of thick bold colors is the critical elements in my artwork.
I am intrigued by the oddity of shapes, textures, and the colors of our native plants. I paint my botanical portraits, animals, urban life and landscapes from the photos I have taken during my travels and while hiking in Arizona.
I was born a country girl, homegrown in Mesa, Arizona. My love of painting was born from a Christmas gift I receive before my 8th birthday. An oil paint by number of the last supper captured by interest. I loved how the image evolved as I added the layers of paint. I finished this little oil painting in a day and was hooked! I have been painting nearly 25 years and have loved learning and developing my painting skills.
I have had an eclectic career history. My jobs range from teaching, retail, business owner, to writer of training material for corporations. I am an Arizona artist with a passion for painting.
My Educational History
BA-ED Arizona State University
MA- Instructional Technology, Arizona State University
Art Instruction via Adult Education Classes, Scottsdale, AZ
Private Instruction from Master Art Teachers, AZ
Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ
Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery, Fountain Hills, AZ
South Scottsdale Art Alliance
Fountain Hills Art League
Verde River Artisans
Rio Verde Art League