There is a certain power that comes with making marks. I first discovered this thrill when using a crayon on my bedroom wall before starting kindergarten. I also learned quickly that paper was a more appropriate recipient of my marks.
Growing up outside of Washington D.C., with the National Gallery at my doorstep, my joy in mark-making blossomed into painting. I ventured west studying visual arts at U.C. Berkeley, received an MS degree from the University of Washington and a visual arts teaching certificate from Southern Utah State University.
My husband Craig’s career with the U.S. Forest Service opened me to many pristine and remote landscapes. This haunting elegance of nature feeds much of my work today.
I’ve exhibited in galleries in Utah, the Pacific Northwest, and California, and have paintings in private collections throughout the country. I’ve also received nine public art commissions where I’ve learned that it can indeed be appropriate to draw and paint on walls.
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