Having been a higher education administrator all of my work life, outside help was 

sought to redirect all of that energy upon retirement.   First I took up Literacy 

Volunteer work, then Rape Crisis counseling, then the New Mexico Master Gardener

Program, and went back to work part-time.  By signing up for a night class in

beginning watercolor painting, I found my next love and career.


My very first watercolor instructor in 2001 taught us to just do it; don't be afraid of

it, don't be timid, have fun with it.  Consequently, my philosophy can be summed 

up in but a few words: get out the paper or canvas, paints, brush -- put on your 

favorite CD, silence the phone, close the studio door to the world and paint.


Some people enter the art world with much more inherent talent than others; some

enter it with a great deal of determination and motivation.  I believe in continuing

one's artistic experiences and education at every opportunity and apply what feels

right for you.  Since taking that first class I have taken many classes and workshops 

from dozens of nationally known artists.  None of these artists wants us to paint  as

they do; all of them wish for each of us to find our own style and follow our own 

artistic path to enjoyment, fulfillment, and possibly a few sales. 





Member:

New Mexico Watercolor Society (NMWS)

Rio Grande Art Association  (RGAA)

Society of Layerists in Multimedia (SLMM)


Attained Signature Status in New Mexico Watercolor Society (NMWS)  in 2010


Served as Membership Chair, Workshop Chair and President in the NMWS (2003-

2012)



Represented by Warren Fine Arts and Collectibles, Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104


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