Welcome to my website....   a bit about me and why I do what I do....

To me, the  very nature of painting is challenging, full of discovery, satisfying, discouraging, always unconquerable, and FUN.   Art is something I can’t not do.  I strive to have my  subjects reflect my surroundings and my feelings and thoughts about those surroundings.  Most of my work is watercolor but like Chagall,  ‘I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.’  I’m drawn to texture, interesting structures and gardens -- but the real draw is water.  Where there’s a way, there’s water.   I grew up on water and it continues to influence what I paint.  Old boats and anything water-related are frequent subjects in my work.  Things I connect to, I paint.  

I have a BA from Grand Valley State University.  I also  studied at Mott Community College,  Hillsdale College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.   My study continues with experimentation and workshops.

My husband and I live in Grand Haven, Michigan.  My work is often in solo and group exhibitions and it can be seen regularly at the Gallery Uptown in downtown Grand Haven and at The Edge Gallery in Fenton, Michigan.   

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