My creative interest began to grow in high school with drawing, painting and pottery classes. After graduating from high school, I discontinued artistic activities, but always continued to view the world from an artist’s perspective. We moved to Penticton in the mid 70’s and I spend many years as an educator and administrator.
Once retired I once again took up painting dabbling in water colours and acrylic and I painted under the mentorship of Summerland Artist Bruce Crawford. It is really through Bruce, my appetite for creativity grew again. Running, hiking and exploring the beautiful Okanagan Valley for over 40 years gives me inspiration for my “representational style” painting – rolling hill, flowing creeks, lakes, clay banks, log cabins, houses and trees.
I joined the Naramata Art Studio a few years ago and feel fortunate to be working with this talented, supportive group. I am now pleased to be sharing my creations with this group in the beautiful Lang’s Winery facility.
This featured work is entitled “Well Grounded” and is a 14 x 16 Watercolour on Arches 140 Cold Press mounted on a wood cradleboard set in a shadow box frame.