I am an award-winning artist who has been living in Corvallis for the past year. I work in a variety of media including watercolor, oils, and prints. I am also an art educator. I taught drawing and painting at community colleges for 24 years in California before relocating to live in CohoEcovillage, a cohousing community in Corvallis. I am currently teaching watercolor and drawing for LinnBenton Community Education in Albany, Corvallis Parks and Rec, and the OSU Craft Center.
I love to paint landscapes outdoors on location. I am a member of Vistas and Vineyards and spent many wonderful hours painting neaby locations with the group this past summer. I was in a 3 person show at the Guistina Gallery at LeSells Stewart at OSU in August where I showed 34 watercolors. I will be showing watercolors at the Albany City Hall in December of 2008. I have work in collections around the world, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. My work can be seen on my website.
“Shadows” is part of a painting project from Different Strokes from Different Strokes. Artists are invited to paint a weekly painting from a photo by Karin Jurick, which she posts on the site. She then posts all the submissions the following week. This watercolor was inspired by an upside down photo of a walker. We each created our painting upside down and then inverted the final result.