At the age of three I was drawing as a way to have my own identity within a family of 4 sisters. I went to Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California for an AA degree but no further as I was married and a son soon followed. Divorced after 6 years I became a single parent supporting myself and son with very little time to devote to art. I did some oil painting from time to time and took some courses from Art Center School of Design in Pasadena and adult education art classes.
In 2003 I retired and moved to Oregon from California to find a vibrant art community in the town in which I chose to reside. My art has shown in Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Short Term Galley and the Dancing Elephant Gallery in Baker City, Oregon as well as The Blue Turtle Gallery and Arts East Gallery in La Grande, Oregon.
I have enjoyed the Santa Rita Art League here in Green Valley and am responsible for Figure Drawing sessions and the Plein Air Group but also participate in the Portrait at Santa Rita Art League. I joined the Clay Studio and work a bit in clay as well. It has opened the door to wonderful artists and
has allowed me the freedom to do more. I have shown at Posada Java , Lavender Restaurant as well as Green Valley Recreation Centers.
As of 2016 I have ventured out into teaching at Quail Creek and privately. I joined The Tuscon Pastel Society in 2014 and split my time between both art groups as the pastel medium is my favorite.
First Place at Crossroads Art Center Open Show for 2 dimensional category 2015
Honorable Mention at Members Juried Show, Santa Rita Art League 2017
First Place winner at the Summer Open Juried Show for Santa Rita Art League 2018
Honorable Mention Community Performing Arts Center “Southwest Show” 2018