My passion for art began years before I ever picked up a paintbrush. An ardent-admirer, I loved going to galleries and had a large collection of art books. However, I was not ready to believe in my own creativeness, until Christmas 1989, when I received a set of paints and a note from my husband that said, Just do it!
The journey has been exciting, seeing the world in new ways, studying colors, shadows, and shapes. The first ten years of this fascination were spent exploring watercolors, like the one here, left.
For the last seven years I have worked in oils. In 2005, I had a show with twenty-four oils. The show was called The Goddess Party.
Here is what I believe…
If I can do it, so can you!
View Paintings at my Behance Portfolio
When you delve into goddess myths, Greek or Roman, you find powerful sorcerers. The women I paint are not just remnants of the past, but modern day, liberated goddesses, women following their love, passion, duty, and hopefully, their bliss.
Banana-lady paintings are my trademark, women with bananas in their hair.
I have done happy, sinister, innocent, and wild banana ladies.
I also enjoy painting on large ceramic platters, an entirely different
application from oil painting.
I look forward to whatever’s next!
• Figurative Oil Painter
• President of Redwood Writers
• Writer and Novelist
• Theater Director
• BA degrees from SSU: History and Art History