Growing up in Ashland attending local schools, I was one of those children who drew instead of going to recess. Art in high school included about every media except watercolor. I later dabbled with illustrating children’s stories in pen and ink. Adding watercolor was a natural progression. That led me to begin studying watercolors. Subsequent classes from a variety of painters have followed.
Most of my artistic expression has centered around music. For twelve years I was a musician at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival, sketching actors in the green room between cues. I attended Pacific Lutheran University, transferring to Indiana University with a Bachelor of Music in Education. I taught orchestra in Bend, Oregon, for three years, then got a Masters in Music from Ohio University. I taught in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for five years before returning to Oregon to teach in the Medford School District. I have retired from teaching and enjoy “real life” painting, playing cello in the Rogue Valley symphony, Britt Orchestra and chamber music, and my family.
Cropping and color are close approximations of actual artwork.
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