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Dreams can come true, I can testify to that. Retirement from a career in education provided me the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong desire to paint in watercolor. It has been an adventurous journey, and I have learned to view the world around me with new eyes. My artwork reflects what intrigues me—vibrant color, the story behind the subject, people and animal life, light and shadow, point of view—in a representational style. Although my primary media of choice is transparent watercolor, I also paint with soft pastel enjoying the textural process of creating with my fingertips and the rich color palette.

Artists I have studied under include Jo Williams, Jerry Stitt, Cecy Turner, Joyce Hicks, Charlie Bullock, John Billings, Debbie Cannatella, David Tripp, Tina Bohlman, Bonnie Broitzman, Sharon Rouse, Dorothy Johnston, and Belinda Logan.

My work has received numerous awards including Best of Show in the 2006 Henderson County Art Show, State Fair of Texas blue ribbons, Best of Show in the 2010 Mineola Art Show, 3rd place in watercolor at the Irving Art Assoc. Juried Wildlife Show 2010, and paintings juried into the Southwestern Watercolor Society 2009 & 2011 annual exhibition in Plano, the 2011 & 2012 Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Exhibition, the 2012 Garden Gallery at the Dallas Arboretum, the Society of Watercolor Artists 2012 Member Exhibition in Ft. Worth, the 2010 & 2011 Irving Art Assoc. Wildlife Show, 3 separate exhibitions in Gallery Main Street in Tyler, Best of Show 2006 and 2016 Henderson County Art Show.

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