I returned to painting while teaching high school in Olympia.  My emphasis in college had been ceramics but while teaching my passion turned to painting.  I began with large flowers, leaves, landscapes with clouds and water.  Ones you could put yourself into and feel like you were there. 

In 2016 my curiosity for new materials helped me to change direction.  I have been and will continue, creating designer art quilts with a contemporary look, modern and Asian fabrics with lots of gold touches for elegance.  My new oil paintings have curves and circles, full of movement with subtle transitions of color. 

Inksbeckoned and experimentation began with a delicate minimalistic approach.  Delicate colors with small amounts of foil and gold leaf add to the elegance.  These are the most exciting paintings of all.  Again the movement of the materials creates the unique and beautiful paintings.  One can see many things within the new works. 

I hope you enjoy my new works.