“My Intertidal Zone paintings are about place and space, creating deep space or flat space: sometimes twisting and turning space within the painting. Playful and ambiguous space.

I then engage and exaggerate the shapes and colors to recreate memories and the feel of the landscape that I visited.

Education:

B.F.A. in Drawing & Painting University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Gage Academy of Art – Seattle, WA

Gallery Representation:

Women Painters of Washington Gallery – Columbia Center, Seattle, WA
www.womenpainters.com

Yuan Ru Gallery, Bellevue, WA
www.yuanru.gallery

Exhibitions

2022Yuan Ru Gallery, Bellevue, WA, "Transcending Boundaries - US Grand Opening"
2022Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA, "Intersections"
2022Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "Backroads & Backyards"
2022Matzke Fine Art Gallery, Camano Island, WA -WPW Juried show "Creative Paradigm"
2022Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "Northwest Style"
2022Seattle CoArts Annual Juried Show, received award
2021Women Painters of WA juried show, "This Is Me"
Seattle CoArts Annual Juried Show, First Place Award
Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "Small Packages"
2020Wenatchee Valley Museum, Wenatchee, WA, juried show "Legacy", award received
Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "Innovations"
Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "Outside In"
2019Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "On Location"
Women Painters Gallery, Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA, "From the Studio"
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA - WPW Juried Show 2019
Seattle CoArts Annual Juried Show
2018Emerald C Gallery - Coronado, CA
Matzke Fine Art Gallery, Camano Island, WA - Juried show "Play of Light"
Allied Arts Gallery in the Park, Richland, WA -"Fusion"
Seattle CoArts Annual Juried Show
2017The Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY - "Women Artists Coast to Coast: East "
University Unitarian Chapel Gallery, Seattle, WA - Solo Show
University Unitarian Gill Marten Gallery, Seattle, WA - Solo Show
2016Tsuga Fine Art, Bothell, WA - Northwest Watercolor Society "WaterWorks 2016"
Convention Ctr, Seattle, WA - "WPW and NAWA: Women Artists Coast to Coast-West"
2015Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA - "Summer Impressions"
Schack Art Center, Everett, WA - Seattle CoArts Juried Show
Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA - "Visual Voices"
2013Women Painters of Washington  Traveling Show Washington State
2012Confluence Gallery, Wisp, WA - "Festival of Light"
2008Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA - "The West Coast Paper Art Exhibition"
Gallery North, Edmonds, WA - "Bird Art", Group Show
Puget Sound Bird Festival Poster Art 2008
2007Sev Shoon Art Center, Ballard, WA - "9 Hands Draw"
Blue Heron Art Gallery, Vashon Isl.,WA - Solo Show

Awards, Publications, and Juror

  • Juror: Penninsula Art League Juried Show – Gig Harbor, WA
  • Juror: Edmonds Art Festival – Edmonds, WA
  • Seattle CoArts Margaret Mattocks Award, 2015
  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts: 2008 Annual Show
  • Seattle CoArts Annual Juried Show
  • Puget Sound Bird Festival Poster Art 2008
  • Edmonds Art Fair: Drawing Award
  • Northwest Watercolor Society WaterWorks: Show Award 2003
  • Whidbey Island Historical Museum: Permanent Collection
  • “American Artist” featured article, February 2001
  • Guest Lecturer: Bird Art – from Cave to Contemporary Paintings

Professional Affiliations:

  • Women Painters of Washington
  • Northwest Watercolor Society
  • Seattle CoArts
  • Watercolor Instructor with the Seattle Parks Department since 1996
Plein Aire at Painted Hills