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Watercolor with Prismacolor
I studied Fine Arts at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. I studied drawing, oil painting and figure drawing there with Joy Broom. Since then, I have developed a fascination with watercolor. I have taken workshops with Penny Soto, Jack Anderson, Charlotte Britton, the lovely Jeannie Vodden, and most recently with Birgit O’Connor.
Recent shows and exhibitions:
Sutter Creek Gallery~2012 - present
Amador County Fair~ 2012
(Best in Division - local scenes)
Stockton Art League Fall Show ~ 2013 (First Place—mixed media)
Sutter Creek Gallery Featured Art-ist—May 2013
Lodi Spring Art Show~2014 (Third Place—mixed Media)
I love complex subject matter. I love crisply defined sepia lines that play against soft washes of glowing light, enhancing depth and adding a sense of the mysteries of Nature. The dramatic lighting effects, foliage shapes and varying textures create vibrant contrasts.
I work with careful drawings and a limited palette of transparent hues, I often enhance my paintings with layers and layers of prisma color pencil deep sky blues and purples, shadows of inky indigo, soft highlights of lightest grays and periwinkle all serving to communicate my passion for my craft, and my growing love of Nature.
I am currently showing and selling work at Sutter Creek Gallery on Main Street in Sutter Creek. I sell originals, limited edition giclee prints, digiprints and handmade cards.
All of my reference materials are exclusively my own. I do accept commissions.
Studio and Home
20241 Brockman Mill Road
Fiddletown, CA 95629