Art has been a part of my life since I was a child. I loved designing clothing for my paper dolls and working with chalk and those awful tempera paints we had in grade school. While I earned a degree in zoology in college, I never really left the art world. I found time for classes in drawing and commercial art. My only exposure to watercolor was hearing an art major complain about how difficult watercolor was.
Although I tried oils and acrylics, I was never satisfied with the results. Friends who were taking watercolor classes piqued my interest. I had to give it a try, so I signed up for a community school class. The minute I picked up the brush I knew it was me. Since then I have been developing my skills by taking classes and workshops, and by spending time painting. As a retiree, I have the luxury of being able to paint nearly every day. I paint a variety of subjects, especially flowers, people and animals. Many of my paintings are inspired by our trip to Israel and Jordan. I paint exclusively in watercolor.