has been drawing, painting, potting, and photographing all of
her life, but it was not until she and her husband bought a summer
home in Maine in 1990 that she began her serious interest in and
study of watercolor. She enjoys the challenges and surprises that
watercolor brings, as well as the freshness and transparency of
the medium and the white of the paper.
has studied with Frank Webb, Skip Lawrence, Judy Wagner, Tony
Couch, Jean Grastorf, Linda Doll, Carolyn Gawarecki, Ted Nuttall,
Janet and Steve Rogers, Jean Uhl Spicer, Jane Paul Angelhart,
Mark Mahaffey, John Salminen, and Linda Baker. She enjoys both
plein air (outdoor) and studio painting, and her favorite subjects
run the gamut from Maine landscapes to informal children's portraits.
is a Signature Member of both the Baltimore Watercolor Society
(BWS) and Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and was a founding
member of Gallery 302 in Bridgton, Maine. She exhibits both
in Maryland and in Maine, and her work is in many private collections.
numerous awards include "Best in Show" at the Western
Maine Art Group Show in 2001, and Second Place for Painting
and Photography at the 2007 Art in the Park. In 2005 she was
chosen to design the t-shirt for Bridgton's Four on the Fourth
Run. Her painting Cheers! was accepted into the prestigious
BWS Mid-Atlantic Show in 2009, and her graphic, Summer in
Bridgton, was voted to represent the area's 2009 Art in
the Park on all posters, t-shirts, and advertising.
July 2011 and 2012, she won Second Place at the Annual Bridgton
Art in the Park Show, and in the fall of 2011 she had a major
solo exhibition of 39 floral and landscape paintings at Brookside
Gardens in Wheaton, MD. In February 2015, her work was featured
at First Stage Gallery in Virginia. Her work can be seen in
several Maine galleries, theatres, and restaurants. More recently
she has begun teaching on a limited basis both in Maine and
Art in the Park
Summer in Bridgton