About the artist

Art has always been a part of my life. I grew up surrounded by paintings my parents bought and became acquainted with works by famous artists from early childhood.

I received a BFA from the University of Washington. After many years of graphic design work, teaching art classes, and other art endeavors I returned to my fine art roots, concentrating on watercolor painting. Recent works have included cut paper collages made up of paintings which I "repurpose" into new images.

I am active in Cyber Art 509, an artist cooperative in the Tri-Cities area of Washington and a founding member of the Mid-Columbia Watercolor Society.

Exhibits

Awards

Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts,  Joseph, OR 2021, Best Watercolor

Wild Landscape, Joseph, OR 2020, 1st Place

Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts,  Joseph, OR 2019, Best Watercolor

311 Gallery Flowers & Garden Show 2017, Raleigh NC, 1st Place

Spokane Watercolor Society Juried Show 2017, Spokane WA, Merchandise award

311 Gallery Flowers & Garden Show 2016, Raleigh NC, Honorable Mention

Art & the Garden Exhibition 2015, Traverse City MI, 2nd Place

National Greeley Art Exhibition 2015, Greeley CO, Honorable Mention

Kitsap Arts & Crafts Juried Show 2014, Kingston WA, 3rd Place, 2-Dimensional

National Greeley Art Exhibition 2014, Greeley CO, 1st Place, Watercolor

Waterworks Juried Art Exhibit  2014, Miles City MT, 3rd Place

Solo Shows

Hedges Family Estates, Red Mountain, WA – October 2021, May 2019

Tucannon Cellars, Benton City, WA – March 2018

Wenaha Gallery, Dayton, WA – Oct 2017

Renton Technical College, Renton, WA  - Nov 2016-Jan 2017

Cheryl Sallee Gallery, Auburn Senior Center Auburn, WA  -  July - Aug 2015

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR – Feb 2015

Juried Exhibits

Little Works, Josephy Center, Joseph, OR  2021

Coastal Landscapes, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, OR – 2021

For the Seventh Generation, Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, OR 2021

Uncorked Juried Exhibition, Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, Moses Lake, WA – 2020

Wild Landscape, Josephy Center, Joseph, OR – 2020, 2019

Women’s Art Show, Josephy Center, Joseph, OR – 2019

Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts,  Joseph, OR – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018,  2015, 2014

311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC – 2018, 2017, 2016

Jundt Art Museum, Spokane, WA - 2018

Arts in Harmony, Hopkins/Blaine, MN – 2018, 2017, 2016

Allied Arts Annual Juried Show, Richland, WA – 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012

Waterworks Art Museum Annual Show, Miles City, MT – 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014

Spokane Watercolor Society, Spokane, WA –2018,  2017,  2016, 2015

Kingston Art Festival, Kingston, WA – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014

Palouse Watercolor Socius/Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID – 2017, 2013

Arts and Flowers,  Ellington-White Gallery/Arts Council of Fayetteville, NC – 2017, 2015

National Greeley Art Exhibition, Greeley, CO – 2016, 2015, 2014

The Reach through Art, The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center, Richland, WA  - 2016

Chancellor's Exhibit, WSU, Tri-Cities, Richland, WA – 2015, 2013

Art and the Garden Exhibition, Traverse City, MI - 2015

Women Artists from the Columbia Valley, WSU-Tri-Cities, Richland, WA - 2014

Maritime Art Exhibition, Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA  - 2014

Light Night! Juried Show, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA - 2014

Peninsula Art League Annual Juried Show, Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA  - 2013