I’ve been fascinated by watercolor for a long time now. I love the way the transparent colored water seems to glow with the many layers building one upon the other. Working with watercolors gives my brain lots of opportunities for problem solving. I use the paper as my only white, and I enjoy the challenge of working from light to dark while the intensity of the colors become deeper as more layers are added. Working on creating 3-dimensional forms on 2-dimensional pieces of paper is also an interest of mine. You can see that I take inspiration from nature. I’m beginning to move more from close-focus flowers to landscapes, abstracts, and abstract landscapes. I have taken workshops from Karly Holeman, Gary Spetz, Sally Cay, and Suzie Short. I was a studio artist at Freighthouse Square in Tacoma, where the lovely and talented Val Persoon was a mentor to me.