My paintings are reflective of the "inner story" - wether in a portrait of a creature (it's all in the eyes) or a majestic landscape.
I am an award winning artist, specializing in the "softer" mediums of watercolor, pastel, Chinese brush & calligraphy.
I hold an Associates Degree in Fine Art, (painting) with honors, and have spent countless hours honing my skills with master teachers. I am an author & lecturer & love to teach privately and to small groups - unleashing the hidden artist. I specialize in teaching classic crafts as well as drawing, painting & calligraphy.
I established Ladybug Art Calligraphy Studio in 1975, serving Universities, Corporations, & private individuals. I have lettered for the Queen of England and Grandmas or lovers, frequently adding illustrations to the work - each treated with the same loving care.
I have lettered everything from invitations to scrolls for countless weddings and special occasions. The halls of the University of San Diego are festoons with dozens of Awards & acknowledgements that i have lettered since the 1970's. I continue to accept commissions in the classical art of beautiful handwriting.
I am a third generation native Californian still living in
lovely San Diego. I am blessed with four incredible grandchildren.
Awards: Yosemite Renaissance, The Wildlife Show, San Diego County Fair, numerous Art Societies, etc.
Membership: San Diego Watercolor Society, Pastel Society, Del Mar Art Group, Southwestern Artist Association, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, Bonsai Society, etc, etc.