"TRANSLUCENT ILLUSIONS. Watercolor medium enhances my portrayal of spontaneous fantasies. My images are characterized by a combination of detail and whimsy. At the age of 11, I was tutored in my home by a Cowboy Artist in the basic use of watercolors. I was to continue my love for painting again only after retirement - due to a hand injury - from a nursing career. After having completed a painting a year for several years and using painting as therapy to begin to reuse my hand, I decided to devote myself to painting full time and subsequently built a studio in my garden. I enjoy painting the flowers from my garden, along with whimsical renditions of people's homes, and still life images.
"A friend once told me that I 'see life in the form of cartoons.' I am delightedly involved in the endeavor to paint what I see and experience emotionally, portraying life's cartoons.
"My work has been influenced by artist/teachers Sam Colburn, Nina Parris, Mary Ellen Okelberry, Lian Zhen, Gary Quinones, and Darien Payne.
"I am currently a member of the Central Coast Artists Association, the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation (MPAF), and the Pacific Grove Art Center.
"My work is represented at the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation Gallery."
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