I have been painting off and on for 65 years. I began painting in oils when I was 15 and won a scholarship to the Banff Summer School of Fine Art. After attending Teachers College I became an art teacher for grades 4 to 8 in Vancouver B.C. I married and had two children and discovered watercolor. We moved to Nova Scotia where I attended the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design and studied print making. I began teaching watercolor classes and formed the French Village painters. After 7 years we returned to Vancouver where I became a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. I remarried and emigrated to the U.S.A. and began a new life in Edmonds where I became a member of Gallery North and was accepted as a member of Women Painters of Washington, a signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and appointed to the Edmonds Art Commission and I served for 8 years. I was chosen as the poster artist for the Art Festival in 1999 and as the featured artist in 2012. I have taught watercolor classes in Canada and the Seattle area and lectured on Illustrated Travel Journals to many organizations. I traveled to many countries beginning with a 5 month hitch hiking trip in Europe in 1955. I have painted from coast to coast in Canada and the U.S.A. in Europe, Australia, Fiji, Greece and Egypt.
I am always excited when beginning a new painting and never feel totally in control of the magical medium of watercolor. Each new painting is an adventure. I plan each painting with a careful drawing and attention to the composition. I choose a pallet of the colors that first drew me to the subject. I enjoy the challenge of capturing the colors, shapes and atmosphere of each new subject, I paint subjects that fascinate me and hope others will discover a new aspect of our world through my paintings.