My watercolor studies began when my mother purchased a small set of "Cray-pas" for me (oil pastels) at the age of 5, because I was interested in drawing ... my fascination evidently didn't last long.
In 2004 I began instruction for a short while with Margie Samuels of West Caldwell, NJ. Margie has a firm grasp on the application of colors, layout and style, favoring landscapes. A true artist, Margie shows extreme enthusiasm as she explains her approach to watercolor painting.
Starting in 2007 I studied with Sharon Pitts of Montclair, NJ, an extremely talented and passionate artist, through whom I showed some of my original paintings at the Mentor/Artist event through the Montclair Art Museum.
Since sometime in 2009 I've been painting on my own, always the critic.
I have learned from Anna Mason's approach. Anna is a renowned botanical artist based in the UK, and am always looking for new ways to learn additional techniques.
I am a member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society.
Soon to celebrate breast cancer survivorship of 26 years (2019), I find that the serenity of watercolor serves as a spiritual and meditative joy.
I hope my paintings will bring some joy to you.