I began painting in the 90’s. I was inspired by a maiden aunt who I never met but whom I admired for her work which I have hanging on my walls. I have been a collector of art for many years.
I started in a class of 50 at a college in Marin County Ca. I then found my mentor, Tom Soltesz who I have worked with ever since. He joined my husband and I in Kauai for 10 days one time and that is when I really felt I moved in to another level.
Marin gave me no shortage of amazing landscapes to work with and then in 2007 we moved to Kauai full time so I now do most of my painting here, however I often take my packable easel and paints when I travel.
I have organized several workshops on Kauai and taken others here and on the outer Islands. I also organized the “Out To Lunch Painting Bunch”. We try to get together to paint once a year and I enjoy belonging to KOPA here on Kauai.
I have exhibited my work at Kahn Galleries and in several shows on the Mainland and Kauai.. Primarily I paint for my own enjoyment but do occasionally sell work off my own walls as we have a vacation rental.