I love watercolors, but I am not primarily a watercolorist. I use pastels and oils much more frequently.
I was born and grew up in New Orleans and have been influenced by the colors and the mood of the city. Although I am not a university-trained artists, I have taken numerous art classes and workshops throughout my life.
Professionally, I was an occupational therapist and worked in the field for almost 30 years. Upon retiring from full time practice in 2005, I devoted time to my special interest in art. Some of my special interests are drawing and painting the face and figure, as well as painting on location.
I am a resident member of The Artists Gallery at Virginia Beach Art Center, where I am chair of the plein air group. My work is in private collections in both the United States and Canada. Having entered numerous art shows, I have won awards from time to time.