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I was born in 1954: I’ve been an artist and a writer all my life although I started painting seriously in 2008 and have not stopped since. My work started small and over the years has become bigger and bigger so that now, most of my pieces are of larger dimension and often, when I paint, I wish for just a few more inches this way or that.

I love to paint, love color, love the way light and shadow and shape and distance change color. The challenge of painting is huge, daunting. The journey from the beginning of a painting to the last few brush strokes is always one of marvel and learning. I will paint or draw or scribble anywhere, on the corner of a napkin, on the edges of a magazine, on a scrap of paper dug out from the bottom of a friend’s purse, just to capture a thought, a plan, or a what-if. To me, nothing compares with natural light and so I paint plein air whenever I can.

I am for the most part untutored. I have no scheme or plan, I just follow my nose and hope that each new work will round out my education.

Currently I am represented by galleries in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, and Winslow on Bainbridge Island.