A native of Southern California, I now reside in the beautiful state of Oregon.  I studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.  I studied specifically with Carol Carter, Satoko Matouji, and Judy Morris.   I also teach watercolor at both Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene, Oregon, and Hoffman Center For the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon.

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Workshops and Classes Taught: 

2018            "Exploring Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop, July, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2018            "Painting Watercolor Florals: Inspired by the Japanese Art of Ikebana", June, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2018            "Watercolor Fundamentals" ,  8 week class - Winter & Spring,  Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon

2017            "Strengthen Your Paintings: The Foundation of Composition and Value", July, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2017            "Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color, and Concepts for the Beginner", June, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2017            "Watercolor Fundamentals" ,  8 week class - Spring & Fall, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon

2016            "Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color, and Concepts for the Beginner", October, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita,                               Oregon

 

Galleries:

2018-Present     4th Street Studio & Gallery, Manzanita, Oregon

2016                   4th Street Studio & Gallery, Manzanita, Oregon

 

Shows:

2018              Watercolors - Guest Artist, Out on a Limb Gallery, August,  Eugene, Oregon

2018             "Oregon Perceptions: Beauty in the Everyday", Gallery Show, June,  Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2017              "Art for All Seasons", Annual Membership Exhibit, November 17 - December 15, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon

2017              Gallery Show, August, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2016              Gallery Show, September 23 - October 10, Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon

2013              Small Pleasures Invitational, December 2013 - January 2014, Jacob's Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2013              Juried Art Show, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. Theme: A Lively Wind that Woke Creation

2011               Fall Watercolor Exhibit, Watercolor Society of Oregon, October, Sunriver Lodge Betty Gray Gallery, Sunriver, Oregon

2011               Oregon Invitational Watercolor Show, August, Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

2011               Lane Community College Mentor-Student Exhibition, April-June, Gallery at the Airport, Eugene, Oregon

2011               Spring Watercolor Exhibit, Watercolor Society of Oregon, April, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2010              Solo Show, October, The Tate Condominium, Lobby/Gallery, Eugene, Oregon

2008             Joint Show, August-October, Tamarack Wellness Center, Gallery Space, Eugene Oregon

2008             Solo Show, January-February, Winestyles, Eugene, Oregon

2007             New Member Exhibit, Watercolor Society of Oregon, April Convention, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2006             Salon des Refuses, Eugene, Oregon

2005             Library Takes Flight, Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro, Oregon

2004             Private Art Show & Sale, Neahkahnie Meadows, Oregon

 

Commissions:

2016              Hand painted silk scarf, Private commission, Eugene, Oregon

2015-2017     Epiphany Banner Design, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

2015              Hand painted silk scarf, Private commission, Albany, Oregon

2015              Three watercolors, Private commission, Eugene, Oregon

2015              Watercolor, Private commission, Neahkahnie Meadow, Oregon

2013              Watercolor, Private commission, Neahkahnie Meadow, Oregon

2012              Graphite Pencil, Private commission, Eugene, Oregon

2012              Colored Pencil, Private commission, Eugene, Oregon

2011               Advent Banner Design, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

2011               Colored Pencil, Private commission, Eugene, Oregon

2008             Watercolor, Private commission, Plano, Texas

2007             Colored Pencil, Private commission, Hacienda Heights, California

2006             Colored Pencil, Private commission, Neahkahnie Meadows, Oregon

2005             Watercolor, Private commission, Eugene, Oregon

2004-2005   Watercolors, Stations of the Cross, for St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Forest Grove, Oregon (Permanent Installation)

 

Collections:

2010             "Diversity" - Permanent Collection, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon

 

Memberships:

2006-Present   Member, Watercolor Society of Oregon

2011-Present    Member, Liturgical Arts Committee, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Eugene, Oregon

2005-2014       Member, Board of Directors, Lane Arts Council

2006-2008      President, Board of Directors, Lane Arts Council

2011-2012         Secretary, Board of Directors, Lane Arts Council

 

Education:

2009             Continuing education in the Arts, Studied Watercolor with Satoko Motouji, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon

1988              Master of Library Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

1982-1985     Continuing education in the Arts, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California

1980              Bachelor of Arts, English, Magna Cum Laude, Biola University, La Mirada, California

 

Workshops attended:

2014              Watercolor Workshop, taught by Carol Carter, Colomiers, France

2012              Watercolor Workshop, taught by Carol Carter, Menucha Retreat Center, Portland, Oregon

2007             Watercolor Workshop, taught by Carol Carter, St. Thomas, V. I.

2006             Watercolor Workshops, taught by Judy Morris, Springfield, Oregon (March & November)

2005             Colored Pencil Workshop, taught by Do Mi Stauber, Springfield, Oregon

2004             Watercolor Workshop, taught by Carol Carter, Cannon Beach, Oregon

2004             Colored Pencil Workshop, taught by Barbara Benedetti Newton, Sitka Center, Otis, Oregon

2003             Watercolor Workshop, taught by Carol Carter, Cannon Beach, Oregon