I love working experimentally, using as many varieties of media and techniques as possible, from gel transfers, to collage, to textural acrylic painting. I frequently paint as if I am making a collage-combining disparate images. For example, one of my favorite paintings combined birds made out of hardware with background images of 17th century dandies. My first career was as a director and teacher of theater. That love has influenced my painting. I am drawn to subjects that are mysterious or evocative: Russian icons, Egyptian wall paintings, and Incan masks. The resulting paintings are sometimes more representational, and sometimes more abstract.
Studied with Gerald Brommer, Jackie MacFarland, Carl Dalio, Carla O’Connor, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Frank Francese, George James, John Salminenen.
Taught High School Theater 33 years
Directed and designed 133 productions
Taught art at the Foothills Art Center in Golden Co., Heritage Art Club in Littleton Co. and Park Hill Art Club in Denver Co.
Member of Colorado Watercolor Society
Kansas 8-2005-Honorable Mention
Colorado Watercolor Society State Show 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
Gateway To The Rockies-2008-First Place
John Lennon -2009-“Imagination” award
Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolors-2008
Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends-2008. 2009
Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends-2010-First Place
Western Federation Watercolor Society 2011
Roxborough Summer Arts Festival-2012-First Place
Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends-2012-Best of Show
Western Federation Watercolor Society-2013-Award of Excellence
Colorado Watercolor Society State Show, 2016
Watercolor Magic August 2003 and February 2007
Watercolor Artist Magazine-February 2013
Acrylic Works 2 – North Light
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