As an native Arizonian, I know and love the Southwest and its terrain well. The weather allows me to paint most of the time outdoors rather than trapped in the studio. The Arizona desert is my favorite location, but you will find me very happily painting on the sand of Laguna Beach, on the trails of the Rocky Mountains, or by a ditch along the road.
I strive to share my view of the space, the true colors, and the atmosphere of the location. Details are added to give a sense of place and truth but I do not give it all away, leaving room for the viewer to add the rest of the story. Painting from life allows me to do all these things in a most satisfying way and still be true to nature.
Although oils are my major medium I keep my head fresh by working with mixed media collages and also weaving. All these art forms compliment each other and I feel strengthen my sense of color and how to see.
. A wife of 37 years, Mom to many, Nana to a growing list of sweet babies, friend, sister and daughter, I wear many hats in this crazy, messy unpredictable, fun life. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
2017 Mar-May Crystal Cove Interpretive Store & Art Gallery http://www.crystalcovealliance.org/ Mar 11-25 "AIS Impressions: Small Works Showcase" Randy Higbee Gallery Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 2-26 Debra Huse Gallery Holiday Treasures Salon 2 oils 8x8 6x8 Dec 09- Jan 15 Tubac Center for the Arts Members Juried Exhibit 2016- 2 mixed media works Won HONORABLE MENTION Nov 11 Arizona Plein Air Painters Showcase/ Dick Blick - 2nd Place Peoples Choice Nov 15- Dec 13 Women Artist of the West 46th National Exhibition at the RS Hanna Gallery Fredricksburg, Texas 78624 Aug 30- Sept 26Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc - Autumn Colors Show at the Forest and Ocean Gallery, Laguna Beach CA Sept.2- Oct 10th Tubac Center of the Arts Members Open, Tubac, Arizona-- HONORABLE MENTION Sept 1 - 30th 20th Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, Plein Air Artists of Colorado. Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, Colorado. Sept. 1 Opening Reception SHOW CATALOG July 1-31, 2016 WATERWORKS 2016~~All About Water, at the Watertower Gallery, Mendocino, California May 25th- Aug. Featured Artist - Mayo Clinic Phoenix, Arizona 56th St. & 101 Hospital Patient Care April 22 Arizona Plein Air Painters 2016 Juried Members’ Show Hosted by Scottsdale Artist School Mar 19 Laguna Plein Air Painters 10th Annual “Less Is More” Forest & Ocean Gallery 480 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach CA 92651 Feb 12 TriARC Architecture & Design, Oils & Weavings Solo Show Featured Artist, Opening Reception Feb 12. Phx Dec 18 - Jan 24 Tubac Center of the Arts members Juried Show Tubac Arizona
Dec 18 Tubac Center of the Arts Members Juried Show Dec 18 Nov. Published in Southwest Art Magazine - Women Artist of the West pg 36-37 Nov 6 - 28 -2015 Women Artists of the West 45th National Exhibition Tucson Desert Art Museum 2 Pieces Oct 30-Nov 14 "19th Annual Lines Into Shapes" Juried Fine Art Show. Estes Park Art Center.Estes Park, Colorado 2 categories in Fibers and in Photography Judge Susie Hyer Sept 1-30 Featured Artist in Redemption Church Lobby August 19- Oct. 31, "Western Light" Earthwood Gallery, Estes Park, Co March 28- April 11 , Studio 2817/Anthony Salvo Fine Art Newport Beach, CA. "Less Is More" Juried Show 2014 Dec 4 Debra Huse Gallery - Newport Beach, CA. "Holiday Treasures" "3Rd PLACE" Dec. 6th - Randy Higbee Gallery - Costa Mesa, Ca. 6" Squared Show and Sale October 4th- 17th - Randy Higbee Gallery - Costa Mesa, Ca - URBAN BEAUTY - "And More" August 22, - Oct. 30 Earthwood Collections - Estes Park, Co WESTERN LIGHT SHOW - Awarded "Artist Choice" July - Mayo Clinic - "New Horizons" - Collection of paintings for the patients and those who care for them June 28 - Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, Ca.. 10th ANNUAL BEST of PLEIN AIR - "House at the Bend" June 5th - The Lofts Gallery, San Pedro, Ca. - LOCAL COLOR - "Long Beach Carnage" and "Day's End" January 1 - Cover of Mayo Clinic Scottsdale 2014 Calendar "House Out Back" 2013 Nov Costa Mesa, CA. "6" Squared" Randy Higbee Gallery August 23 Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, Co. - WESTERN LIGHT SHOW August 10 Abend Gallery, Denver, Co. - 17th ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED FINE ART EXHIBITION & SALE July 13 - Verde River Preserve, Cottonwood, Az -Juried Artist to raft the Verde - Inspired works created from a group rafting trip on the Verde River to raise awareness of the beauty of the area and the need for it's preservation. April SOCALPAPA Online Spring Exhibition Jan SOCALPAPA Online Winter Exhibition 2012 Sept 7 Earthwood Gallery, Boulder Co. "Women of the West" a 6 Women Show Aug 24 Earthwood Gallery, Estes Park, Co "Western Light Show" 12 Invited Artists- Plein Air in the Streets May 5 Wilder Nightingale Gallery, Taos, NM "PAAC 2012" March 1 Green Valley, Az "AZ8 Show" 2011 Dec. Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, Ca.. "6 x 6 Small Works" December Show, Dec Mountain Oasis Restaurant, Flagstaff, Az "AZ-8 " October 22, Carmel by the Sea, Ca. "American Impressionist Society Juried Show" Sept. 17 SOCALPAPA Newport Beach, Ca. "On Location" HONORABLE MENTION Judge Jeff Sewell. 26 Sept 9 Wells Fargo Bank Exhibit, Laguna Beach, Ca.. LPAP Aug 26 Earthwood Gallery, Estes Park, Co. "Western Light Show" Invited Artist Sept 2 Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, Co. "Women of the West" Invited Artist May 21 Costa Mes, Ca. Randy Higbee Gallery, Ca. "Less is More" April 16 Costa Mesa, Ca. Randy Higbee Gallery, Ca. "6 x 6 Show" April 1 Sedona , AZ. Sedona Art Center Arizona Plein Air Painters Juried Members Show June Abend Gallery, Denver, Co. Plein Air Artists of Colorado Show April 20 Southwest Gallery, Dallas Tx. Outdoor Painters Society Show 2010 Jan-Dec Sedona Art Center "Small Works Show" Sept 9 Wells Fargo Bank Exhibit Laguna Beach, Ca. Sept 1 Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, Co. "Women of the West" Invited Artist BEST IN SHOW & PEOPLES CHOICE Aug Victor, Co. "Victor Celebrates the Arts"- Plein Air Event- THIRD PLACE Aug Laguna Beach, Ca. LPAP "Best of Plein Air" show Aug 23 Estes Park, Co. Earthwood Gallery "Western Light" Aug Newport Beach, Ca. SOCALPAPA Gallery Juried Artist Show- HONORABLE MENTION April Southwest Gallery, Dallas Tx. "Plein Air 2010" April SOCALPAPA Newport Beach Gallery, Ca. "Small is Beautiful" April 3 Sky Harbor Airport, Phx Az. "Landscapes Under Foot" Juried Artist Spring Saks Gallery, Denver, Co. "American Impressionist Society Annual Show" - Vasari Award March Newport Beach Gallery, Newport Beach, Ca. "California Impressionism"