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“It is a passion for the visual arts that inspires my creativity.”


Environmental Landscapes, an ongoing series of acrylic landscape paintings on canvas;
Figurative Gallery, an ongoing series of acrylic figurative work on watercolor paper and canvas.

My first professional emergence into the art market came while living in San Francisco in the 1970's. I was visually stimulated by my fascination with the architectural gingerbread fluff of those "painted ladies," as the Victorian homes are often called. After moving to Arizona, the content of my work changed. I made a decision to pursue my masters degree from Arizona State University. I began to combine my love of sewing and art, making relief paintings.

I now engage the 2D flat canvas surface with vigor and have for a number of decades. In the process, I discovered I am a story teller. With each brush stroke the story emerges and when the painting is completed, I write the story as well. I delight in presenting readings that evolved from the work being exhibited.


2016: "Recent paintings," Mesa Express Library, Mesa, Arizona
2016:  Art demonstrations: Mesa Express Library and Mesa Art League, Mesa, Arizona
2015: "Paintings and their Stories," Annual Exhibition, Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
2014: "Aspen and Florals," Annual Exhibition, Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
2013: "Painting the stories," Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
2013: "Retrospective Exhibition," Animas, Flagstaff, Arizona
2012: "Aspen and Dancers," Annual Exhibition, Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
2011: "Holiday Delight," December Fine Art Exhibition, Brandy's, Flagstaff, Arizona
2011: "Viewpoint," Annual August Exhibition, Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
2010: "Inspiration of the Land," Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
2009: "Seasons," Sun Scenes gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
2009: "Impressions of the land," Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona

2017: "Prelude Exhibition," The Art Connection, Flagstaff, Arizona
2014: "Mesa Artists," ASU Gammage, Tempe, Arizona
2014: ACF Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona2013: ACF Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona
2013: Appetizers for the Visual Arts, Coconino Art Center, Flagstaff, Arizona
2012: ACF Gallery, featured artist, Flagstaff, Arizona
2012: Appetizers for the Visual Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
2011: Arizona Artist Guild Open Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Juror: Donna Devine, Phoenix, Arizona
2011: Appetizers for the Visual Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
2010: 10x10 Invitational, Coconino Art Center, Flagstaff, Arizona
2010: Painting Performance Art on stage, Annual Recycle Show, Coconino Art Center
2009: "Influx, an Exhibition of Dance," juried competition, Coconino Center for the Arts
2009: Exhibit and performance, Annual Recycle Exhibition, Coconino Art Center.

Selected Exhibitions 19702008
"Landscapes," Mood Swing Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
"Dance," Center of Light, Petaluma, California
"Peaks and Creeks," Mountain Oasis, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Celebration of Dance," Will McNabbs, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Mountain Landscapes," Alpina, South Lake tahoe, California
"Relief Sculpture," Tugliani Interiors, Phoenix, Arizona
"Relief on Canvas," Alwun House, Phoenix, Arizona
"Dreaming in Relief," Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, Arizona

"Worlds in Common," juried exhibition, Herberger Theatre Center Gallery, Phoenix, Az
"Through her eyes," Tanglewood Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Removable toy relief on canvas," Invitational Toy Show, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Places of Heart," Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
"Miniature Show," Eye Lounge, Phoenix, Arizona
"Art is my Life," demonstration and exhibition, Valley national Bank Center, Phoenix, Az
"Women's Art Invitational," Jerome, Arizona
"WIN Exhibition," Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
"AWCA Exhibition," Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona
"Faculty Exhibition," Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizon


"Story Telling with Art," Mesa Art League, 2014
Storytelling with my art in my studio, monthly, Flagstaff, Arizona 2013, 2014
"Art, My Way," Flagstaff Public Library, 2011
"Performance Art," Coconino Art Center Recycled Art Show, 2008–2010


Undergraduate: University of California, Davis, California
Masters Degree: Art Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona


Arizona State University: 1980–1985
Maricopa Community Colleges:
Glendale, 1980–1989, Drawing and Composition
Scottsdale, 1980–2012


Flagstaff Artist's Coalition
Mesa Art League
Past affiliations: College Art Association


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