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The Happy Painter

No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity."
(Julia Cameron-The Artist's Way)


I cannot remember a time when I didn’t paint or draw. In addition to studying fine art at the University of Tulsa, I have worked with a number of well-known national and international artists: Herman Raymond, Jerry Yarnell, Zoltan Szabo, Judi Wagner, Diane Maxey, Tom Owen, Alvaro Castegnet, Frank Francese, Frank Webb, Skip Lawrence, John Salminen, and Ron Ranson. I enjoy painting in watercolor, acrylic and oil, and I specialize in landscapes, street scenes, and interiors of places where I have lived and traveled, such as COLORADO, South America, Mexico, and Europe. I am a signature member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and the Western Colorado Watercolor Society.  My work is exhibited all over the U.S. and abroad in shows, private collections and competitions.

A recent note from a client...

"We are truly blessed to have met you, as you are just as beautiful of a person as your paintings. We love seeing them every single day!!! Thank you again for everything… we will always be in touch, and will forever be a client."


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Education and Advanced Art Instruction

Bachelor's Degree in Literature

- University of Tulsa 
Masters Degree in Literature

- University of Central OK
Ph.D. in Literature – University of Denver, CO

Artist's Philosophy

“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” John Updike 

I am so lucky to be living my dream, making art everyday and meeting wonderful people who share my passion for life, love, and nature. "

Professional Organization Memberships

Pikes Peak Watercolor Society – Signature Member 
Western Colorado Watercolor Society - Signature Member

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