I began life in Iowa, drawing pictures, coloring and painting long before I started school.
In California, my sketchbooks were filled mostly with people. John Cornish, my Life Drawing teacher at LA State College, recognized my strength in that area, and escorted me with my dozens of sketchbooks to meet the grand, elderly woman Nelbert Murphy Chouinard, and I was given a scholarship to Chouinard Art Institute!
I blossomed. Classes in Watercolor, Life Drawing, and Design were delicious, and things I learned there still feed me.
For me, the flatness of paper or canvas is to be celebrated. I cannot create a third dimension there, so I revel in choosing shapes, textures and colors that show my subject as flat in a flat world of my own creation. My mediums are mixed: acrylic, watercolor, oil pastels, graphite, and collage.
My days are filled with making pictures, making note cards from my pictures, and drawing in my sketchbooks. Once a week I enjoy the Life Drawing session at the Ashland Art Center, and I love singing Alto with the Siskiyou Singers. What a life!
Cropping and color are close approximations of actual artwork.
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