My passion for arts and crafts began early. In my youth, I loved sketching, painting, sewing, weaving, knitting, crocheting, candle-making, baking, macrame, leather crafts, needlepoint, and on and on.
And then came the next 40 years with college, teaching, family and LIFE … and artwork went on hold. In 2014, after our youngest left the nest, I discovered both watercolor painting and Cara Brown, a well-known Bay Area watercolorist and teacher, and began painting with Cara and the talented “Magnolias” every Thursday. I have learned so much from this dedicated and supportive group of artists, and we have had many shows at selected locations around Marin County.
My personal artistic mission has always been quite simple: Paint scenes that are bright and colorful which bring a sense of joy — thus flowers and gardens and pets are my themes.