I have a BA in Business and worked as a commercial insurance underwriter for many years.  My life-long passion for art has lead me to explore a variety of ways of expressing the wonder and beauty of creation.  While I am largely self taught I have taken classes and  workshops along the way.   I have worked in pastels, oils, acrylics and even tried sculpture.  My favorite media is watercolor.  Watercolors keep me on a constant learning curve.  I am always trying new techniques that I can bring to my paintings.

I find inspiration in the beautiful beaches, rolling hills, canyons and mountains of Southern California.  The natural beauty and variety is endless.  No other area can compare to what we have in our own “back yard”.   I also find many opportunities for paintings when we travel to other areas.  I want my paintings to reflect the beauty of God’s wonderful creation; beautiful and peaceful places where the viewer would like to be.

I started painting cats and other pets when someone asked me to do a painting of their cat.  Much of my inspiration comes from sharing our home with them.  Over the years we have adopted several stray cats that are just looking for a home and someone to love and take care of them.  They have given me a variety of “models” to paint from; each with their own individual personality.  Our latest was a beautiful blue eyed Birman who we named Bob.  Little did we know we would have him another 20 years; we were able to celebrate his 22nd birthday.  Now I have the privilege of doing pet commissions for others. Read More…

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