I have always been interested in art, but it wasn’t until my children were grown that I was able to think about taking painting classes and pursuing painting seriously. My first class at College of Marin was in oil which I enjoyed. But when I explored watercolor, I instantly fell in love and knew that this was the media for me. I continued to work and learn from various local teachers. Ten years ago, I was lucky to become involved with a group of wonderful and talented painters known as the 537 Magnolia Artists. We have shown our work in many venues throughout Marin County. I have also had the chance to have my own solo show at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael. My work has also been accepted many times at the Marin County Fair where I have won numerous awards and the honor of first place in aqua media for two years. I enjoy setting up my own still life projects, gathering subject matter from my own home and garden. My work is mostly inspired by the different flowers I grow and care for. I find joy and satisfaction in designing and creating something that will eventually turn into a work of art.