I began teaching through the community education programs in 1985. My students were growing in their skills, and I decided it was time for them to venture out into the world of the selling artist. We began modestly, hanging watercolors from the picket fence at the Fellows House. After several years of showing in backyards, we were invited to participate in the 'Smithsonian Traveling Garden Exhibit' which visited Oregon City in 2003. This meant we were to go public...and we did! This show was then welcomed under the umbrella of the Oregon City Arts Commission. The name was changed from the 'Picket Fence Shows' to the 'First City Arts Faire' and ran successfully for several more years. It was added to the long list (over 150 'firsts') which Oregon City claims.
I am happy to say I can devote much of my time to making art that pushes my own boundaries, but also spending a few days teaching through the community schools program in Canby, Oregon. I love to paint with watercolors, oils and acrylics...I also have used alkyds and would love to work up the courage to try encaustic!
I also teach workshops that are short-term, normally 3 days, so please check out my schedule on the following pages, or contact me for more information.