About the Artist

Art has always been the central part of my life. Now that I’m retired, my art is going in a new direction.

I do what I like. I take many photos; most subjects for my art comes from those photos.

Home was New Hampshire, which I love. I came to San Diego 30 years ago to work with seniors as a caregiver–and to paint. My art medium when I moved to the West Coast was plein air watercolors. After earning a credential, I began teaching art to adults and in senior facilities for Coronado and Grossmont School Districts. It was the best, doing what I loved.

I had a home in City Heights and painted many utility boxes and public art murals as part of Face Lift and other programs that improve neighborhoods. Later, portrait classes with Perietta Hester turned me back to oils, and I moved to the beach. I love my new beach location.

All along I’ve been a Member of Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. If you’d like to purchase my art, find me at Spanish Village on the Patio.

History

Art School, Boston Mass.
New England School of Art. (60’s)

Sign Painter at Sea World (70’s)

Owner, Signs of Sorts, my sign business in Dover, NH. 10 yrs. (80’s)

Member, Watercolor Society (90’s)

Credential, started Teaching (mid 90’s)

Artists I admire

Burchfield
Maurice Braun (local)
Rosa Bonhear
Leonora Carrington
Camille Claude
Mary Cassatt
Fetchin
Barbara Hepworth
Edward Hooper
Elaine de Kooning
Angelica Kauffman
Kautsky
Elizabeth-Louise Vigee Lebrun
Marin
Bertha Morisat
Ann Mudge (local)
Miriam Schapiro
Sargent
C Sovek (local)
Henrietta Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth
Robert Wood
Edgar Whitney
And most Impressionists