Artist Statement goes here.   What are you doing currently, what is moving you now to paint.  This is different from the bio which will be about you and your influences.

Artist Statement goes here.   What are you doing currently, what is moving you now to paint.  This is different from the bio which will be about you and your influences.

 

 

I still have the blue clay dinosaur I made in elementary school. Despite clear artistic talent I somehow decided to become a Registered Nurse after graduation. Nursing requires a great deal of structure, process and linear thinking. I excelled in the work and became involved in working with computer systems to enhance care. In search of balance I returned to my love of art and began taking classes at night. I produced commercial illustrations and also partnered with a well-known author to create a children’s book with Simon & Schuster. 

While attending a studio tour by the Seattle Art Museum I became intrigued with the possibilities in abstract art. This experience changed my thinking. It was reminiscent of painting outside the lines in childhood and a metaphor for freedom to explore. Challenging in its constructs non-objective paintings are open to interpretation based on the viewer; memories, color relationships and past experience all play a part in the personal response. This aspect of connection without language leads me on a personal journey to continue to search for what connects us at a deeper level.

My work has been accepted in juried shows, received awards and been purchased for local organizations and individuals across the U.S. I continue to take classes and find ways to explore abstract painting and creating art. I am a member of Women Painters of Washington (est. 1940), National Association of Women Artists (New York) and Artists Trust in Washington.

Education

School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA. Classes in Painting and Illustration. 1992-1995

Artists Trust – The Edge Program. Shoreline Community College, Meredith Arnold, 2008

Registered Nurse, AD, BS, RHIA 1975. University of Washington. Retired May 2016

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Gallery 4500, University Business Center. Seattle Washington. 2013

2009    Meyers Café, Everett, WA.

               Mud Bay Coffee Company, Everett, WA.