has painted off
and on for the last 35 years. After retiring in 2001 from South Plains
College where she taught Computer Information Systems, she started
painting fulltime. Lately, she has spent many hours enjoying
her converted studio. She has placed in many regional shows
and has received "Best of Show" in ten of them. She is a
signature member of the Texas Watercolor Society, the New Mexico
Watercolor Society, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and the
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
enjoys painting landscapes and flowers in watercolor and lately has
painted numerous commissioned portraits of animals and
people, as well. Most
of her paintings are in watercolor on traditional watercolor paper or,
more recently, on gessoed surfaces, collaged surfaces, or with acrylic or water soluble oil.
to observe and paint the feel of a person, often putting their
personality into the colors and brushstrokes she uses.
For instance, she
finds that small children are best painted with light watercolor washes
on traditional watercolor paper, whereas, older men lend themselves to
a heavier treatment with dark watercolor on a gessoed or collaged surface.
with other artists on Thursday. She
has learned an immense amount from her fellow artists, the nicest
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