I have always been interested in
creative activities.  As an adult,
I began drawing with pen and
ink. My artistic pursuits were
interrupted by a rewarding
and demanding 34-year career
at Northwest Natural Gas
Company. Following my
retirement I resumed drawing,
but I soon turned to painting.
Along with my art, I enjoy my
little dog and my big garden.

Professional Affiliations
Northwest Watercolor Society – Associate Member Artist
Watercolor Society of Oregon – Juried Member
Oregon Society of Artists – Juried Member

Artist's Magazine, 31st Annual Art Compettition, 2014 – Finalist, Daylilies 2
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, 2011 – Honorable Mention for Landing
Water Color Society of Oregon, Fall 2011 – Achievement Award for Flight 1
Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, 2010 – Blue Ribbon for Butterfly Wing Flap
Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, 2010 – Honorable Mention for Zebra Dreams
Portland Rose Festival Art Show, Sponsored by the Oregon Society of Arts, 2009 – Honorable Mention for Rose Attar

Eastern Oregon University, La Grand, OR – BA, business and psychology, graduated with honors
Portland State University, Portland, OR – liberal arts courses including music and art
Marylhurst University, West Linn, OR – liberal arts courses, including psychology and sociology
L. A. Valley Community College, Valley Glen, CA – liberal arts courses including design and drawing

Additional Art Background
Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain (2 courses) – Jane Gallen, Multnomah Art Center, Portland, OR
Pen, Ink & Watercolor – Eve Kenyon, Multnomah Art Center
Basic Watercolor – Liz Walker, Multnomah Art Center
Drawing Portraits (2 courses) – Suzy Kitman, Multnomah Art Center
Continuing Watercolor (3 courses) – Kaye Synoground, Multnomah Art Center
Drawing (2 courses) – Hugh Donnely, Multnomah Art Center
Acrylic Painting – Hugh Donnely, Multnomah Art Center
Acrylic Painting – Aimee Erickson, Multnomah Art Center
Drawing workshops (various) – Jane Gallen, Portland, OR
Watercolor workshop – Kaye Synoground, Portland, OR
Watercolor portrait workshops – Chris Stubbs, Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR
Layering techniques workshop - Robbie Laird, Watercolor Society of Oregon, McMinnville, OR

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