I am a retired university professor living in Tucson, AZ. Before moving to the southwest, I lived and taught in Arlington, Virginia.
In Virginia, I was a member of the Art League, the Arlington Artists Alliance, and the Virginia Watercolor Society. I also held signature status in the Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society.
In Arizona, my work appears in numerous local shows and galleries. I am a signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona. I also hold membership at the Tubac Center of the Arts, and in the Tucson Mountains Artists Collaborative, the Southern Arizona Arts Guild, Art Trails and Contempo Edge. I have held many leadership roles in each of these organizations and feel very fortunate to be a part of the Southern Arizona art community.
I am a contemporary mixed media artist who works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. I often use collage and layered elements in my work. I love creating texture and using found objects. My inspiration comes from the beauty I see in the Sonoran Desert. I have a longtime interest in the way color and shape can be used to evoke mood and capture the essence of the environment. I have learned to see with new eyes and to appreciate even the smallest nuances in things surrounding me. My current focus is exploring techniques that reflect this inspiration. I love to express my insights and artistry by combining many types of media.