I arrived in Denver in 2015, deciding to move after spending Labor Day weekend in the city the year before. The artistic vibrations and energy drew me in and made me feel at home in a place I'd never been. I was a fine art photographer at the time and my husband and I spent the first few years acquainting ourselves with the wonders of living in a high-rise downtown.
I started shooting personal projects and entering and winning awards in national competitions and shows. But there was still something missing from my heart creatively. I longed to connect my feelings deeply to my work and it wasn't happening with photography.
Since I always wanted to paint but never did, I signed up for an oil pastel class at the Art Student's League of Denver. As soon as I picked up a pastel and began to paint I knew I would never touch my camera again. Through artist Marianne Mitchell's one year private, personal instruction; Artist Mastery Immersion, I learned about my unique artistic voice and what it means to live one's life as a whole, practicing artist out in the world.
While I've only been painting a short period of time, my artistic and creative abilities have been there my entire life. In the 1980's I ran a successful free-lance graphic design business in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have spent the majority of my life fine-tuning and honing my seeing eye and photographic skills. Everything I have done so far has led me to this place and this moment.
I am currently a Contributing Artist member of Sync Gallery in the Santa Fe Arts District in downtown Denver.
I paint out of my studio in Prism Workspaces, one of Denver's premier communities of working artists. I love it there! Please contact me for an appointment for a studio visit and Prism tour.
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