I am originally from Milwaukee, WI where I retired as a Tax Accountant in 1993. I now live in a rural area in Central Wisconsin. I studied drawing with a local wildlife artist after retirement. I first started painting with watercolor while vacationing in Florida in 2002. Since that time I have taken many classes, workshops, and attended numerous demonstrations on various methods of painting but remain true to my first love, watercolor.
I have won awards at rural art shows and county fairs in both WI and FL. I am a member of the Citrus County Art Center, The Stoneridge Snowbirds Painting Group and the Citrus Watercolor Club in FL, the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association in Madison, WI, and current member of the Board of Director’s of the Rural Rembrandt Art Club located in Wautoma, WI. In FL I exhibit at the Florida Art Gallery, Barefoot Gallery in Cedar Keys and the Citrus County Art Center Gallery as well as shows, county fair, and various restaurants in the area. In WI I exhibit at local libraries, the Performing Arts Center in Wautoma, and in local and regional shows.
My favorite subjects are flowers and rural scenes in addition to many various underwater scenes featuring game fish found in both areas where we reside. Due to my husband’s love of the sport he finds enjoyment through my participation in this way. I have also done animals and portraits of close friends. I do some acrylics, limited pastel and colored pencil as well as pen & ink and charcoal drawings. Watercolor mixed media have become my passion. I see myself as an artist in progress. I enjoy attending workshops and demonstrations by artists I admire.