Shows for 2020: The Perry Gallery of La Jolla Shores, Ca, Aug 22 through... Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona March 27, 2020 - April 17, 2020 Reception March 27. 5 -7 pm. Women Artists of the West 50th Anniversary National Exhibition Join us for this very special exhibition celebrating the Women Artists of the West’s 50th Anniversary. 120 2-D and 3-D works art from over 120 women artists from across the United States, Canada and Australia will be on display. Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, Dubois, WY. June 15 - July 3. Due to Covid 19 will be online only.
Some recent news to share: 2019 Richeson75 Animals, Birds & Wildlife competition chosen as Third Place "Great Expectations and Small Wonders" and "Summers End" was given a Meritorious award.
2019 Artistic Excellence Competition. "You were selected as one of the 100 Runners-Up with your piece:“Summers End.”Congratulations!"
Animals both, wild and domestic have always been fascinating to me. To express my intrigue I paint, draw and sculpt these creatures hoping to portray their strength, beauty and freedom. Part of my process is to observe, photograph, draw, and research the specific creature I am about to recreate. I become intimately involved. Sometimes I am able to identify each animal I paint by their given name, like Conga, the leopard—a resident of Lions, Tigers and Bears, a wildlife sanctuary in Alpine, CA. I like painting animals that fill the canvas. This allows myself and others to get up close and personal. I don't feel the necessity to paint every detail; rather, I concentrate on expressing the animals compelling presence, at times using only pallet knife, by working in strong contrasts of light and dark, using vivid colors.