Art has been my passion, since growing up in Canada, filling long winter days with drawing faces and figures.
After starting a career in nursing, and traveling from Canada to areas around the world, I decided to make Hawaii my home in 1975. After helping my husband with his business in 1986 I decided, it was “Now or never” to work at my art full time.
I studied with artists such as John Howard Sandin, Raymond Kinstler, Daniel Greene, Ramon Kelly and Don Andrews. I have painted portraits of the executives of AMFAC, created designs for Phone Line USA, Calvary Lutheran Church and, Hawaiian Airlines. Card, pillow, and Children book designs for Island Heritage Publishing Co. and card designs for Laurel Ink of Seattle. I have been a Signature member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society, since 2000. I am a member of the National League of American Pen Women and a member of the Association of Hawaii Artists. I have acted as show chair for the Hawaii Watercolor society, and the National League of American Pen Women.
One can see my work at Island Treasures, Sunshine arts, and Under a Hula Moon. In 2009 my artwork was displayed at the Aloha Monarch Hula Festival in Fukuoka, Japan. “Legend of the Taro” was used as their cover design.
I continue to experiment with different mediums, but find watercolor fascinating, enjoying the happy accidents, and the mingling of colors. Oils gives me the freedom to paint instinctively, and correcting later.
How wonderful to have art as a passion in life!