Pastels & Watercolor
I enjoy working in watercolor and pastel, doing portraits, working outdoors, “Plein air”, and painting in my studio from my own photographs. My subjects are varied, but I am drawn to the fleeting beauty of nature, as in flowers, sunsets, and clouds.
I grew up in Iowa and studied at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and Fashion Illustration at Parsons School of Design in NYC. After about 16 years of being in the commercial art field in Boston, Philadelphia, and Des Moines, I found working in the fine arts to be more enjoyable. I’ve taken numerous classes and workshops in art over about 25 years in Des Moines and here in Reno since moving in 2001.
I belong to and exhibit with the Sierra Watercolor Society, the Latimer Art Club, and the Portrait Society of Reno, and previously with the Nevada Artists Association.
In over 35 years of painting, I have been honored to present my work in many juried shows as well as to be the featured artist in numerous exhibits. And, winning numerous awards, among them Best in Show at the Brewery Art Center, have been some of my proudest accomplishments as an artist.
My greatest pleasures are seeing what comes to life from a blank sheet of paper and creating something that other people respond to.
P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505
Moana Nursery Design Center
1190 W Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509