I just love nature. Mostly I love the growth patterns of plants and the enticing beautiful flowers. I live in such a great place, the Sonoran Desert. Can I share my joy at this beauty with you? Look at the lush petals with such a subtle coloring. See the bird who is enjoying life in the desert? It makes my heart sing to experience this beauty around us. As an artist I choose which subjects interest me and I choose how to display them on the paper. I get excited as my painting starts to become almost real to me. I hope that my choices inspire and excite you. As a Signature member of Artists for Conservation, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, a juried member of Arizona Watercolor Association, and a member of National Watercolor Society, I’ve won several awards and take commissions.
I’ve worked as a nurse, in hospital software, always with art as a side interest. I’d call myself a botanist, an experienced birdwatcher, and a now an artist.
Local non-profit native plant organizations receive my donations of originals and prints for their silent auctions. Native plant awareness is a primary goal in my volunteer docent work at Tohono Chul, a nature preserve.
1. SAWG Show: Fiesta Sonora, November 5, 2011, Art Institute Award
2. Arizona Native Plant Society, Aug 2012 contest winner for T Shirt Design
3. SAWG Show: Fiesta Sonora, September 15, 2012, Third Place Award
4. Solo Show, Tucson Sep-Oct 2018
5. Solo Show, Juan D. Valdez Library June 2019