Media: watercolor pastels calligraphy
Address: 14930 NW Tranquility Drive, Banks OR 97106 Show in Google Maps
Directions: 14930 NW Tranquility Dr. Banks OR: From the Hwy. 26W exit at Banks Road go left (south) on Banks Rd. 2 miles to Main St. (Hwy. 47). Continue straight on Banks Rd. (which changes its name to Cedar Canyon) for about a mile. Turn R uphill on Hartwick for about 1/2 mile. Turn R on Satellite Dr. then R. onto Tranquility Dr. Home studio is on right.
Artist’s Statement: My father ran a garden shop my mother was an artist and although I came to art-making later in life the seeds were planted early. In my lovely country studio or en plein air using watercolors and occasionally pastels I am compelled to put my “spin” on the flora and fauna I see in my daily life on travels or in my imagination. Bibelots from my many collections frequently make an appearance in my works too. Often I don’t consider a painting complete until some calligraphy or “beautiful writing ” is added using traditional to very non-traditional tools. The exploration of colors patterns and textures helps me create art that ranges from subtle and peaceful to joyous and exuberant.