Artist Statement

Surely Earth’s full spectrum of mystery, diversity, chaos and order is “Art” persistently expressing itself. All life reflects Creative Process. My need to commsu studio 066unicate through image originates from an innate childlike, curiosity, and connection to the Earth and her relationship with light.

Currently the work I do ventures into both the known and the unknown. Watercolor allows me to move into a typically “soft” and “gentle” convayance of my thoughts and feelings. Recently I have discovered acrylic inks and Yupo paper. It’s exciting to pour inks and other medium onto varying surfaces and spend hours and sometimes weeks waiting to see what unveils itself.

My artistic goal is to step out of my own way and follow my intuition, listening for the voice of each painting to make itself known, then follow.

Bend Oregon has been my home since 1961. At age 76, as a wife, mom,and grandma I keep pleasantly busy. Additionally, I am a retired registered nurse and hold a doctorate of ministry in Creation Spirituality. My small studio is perched on the banks of Tumalo Creek, and that is where I paint and play.

My art work has appeared locally and regionally and I have memberships in: Watercolor Society of Oregon, since 2010 with aqueous media paintings accepted in WSO shows, 2010 and April 2013 – where my entry won an Award of Achievement and is currently part of a six month, 20 painting traveling show throughout Oregon. I belong to Northwest Water Color Society, and founded the “Creative Artist Study Group,” Bend, OR, January 2012.


2 thoughts on “Artist Statement

  1. Admire your talent. Your life seems to have been so full of life. Excited for you. Enjoyed reading your article above.


  2. Somehow my latest reply didn’t happen. Anyway I love this new blog. Love the photo of the read painting. So beautiful. You are so blessed in being a creative artist.


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