Early in my life I drew and painted on anything I could. Nature being a constant inspiration.
As a young idealistic adult I did spend a few years of study at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland California during the late 70's.
I redirected my creativity into the family business of Hairdressing.
It suited me well and led to a long career as a colorist and stylist in Napa Valley, California.
After retiring and coming to Colorado I now have that time I wished for. I started oil painting, my first love.
I was then introduced to Alcohol Ink.
This medium pulls me and pushes me in unexpected directions.
It's given me a nontraditional, playful, relaxed and sometimes even frustrating moments.
It's a 'hold on loosely' kind of interaction.
I have a new definition of control in this medium. I am blessed to hear how people react to my pieces, the emotion they invoke which is all I can hope for.