Watercolors of landscapes and architectural subjects make up the majority of my work. My sketchbooks are full of sketches of outdoor adventures and travels. Plein air watercolor was a natural choice for elaborating on my drawing skills and entering the challenge of a new medium.
I have traveled in four continents, all the while sketching my travels. I hiked the Arizona Trail, connecting footsteps from Mexico to Utah over a span of six years. I’m currently creating a collection of paintings of sites along the trail.
My experience includes teaching classes in drawing fundamentals and perspective for artists, freehand drawing and visualization for drawing. I also worked as an illustrator and designer.
Recently I conducted an on-site demonstration for the Sonoran Plein Air Painters and taught plein air painting for a Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild video.
Exhibits & Recognition
- Arizona Plein Air Painters 2023 Salon at Scottsdale Artists School
- Bisbee, Arizona, Plein Air Festival, second place award, 2022
- Conducted Rancho Santa Cruz watercolor workshop, Tubac, AZ, 2022
- Amerind Museum of Native American culture Gallery exhibit, 2022
- “A Brush with the Desert” at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum/Sonoran Plein Air Painters show, Awarded third place, 2021
- Solo Show, Unity of Tucson, 2021
- Received Signature Artist standing in Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, 2021
- Earned Signature Artist standing in Sonoran Plein Air Painters, 2021
- Recipient of 2020 Janet Tifft Grant from the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild
- Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, “Annual Show,” juried, 2020
- Sonoran Plein Air Painters “At the Races” show, Rillito Race Track, juried 2019
- Arizona Plein Air Painters “Annual Show,” juried, 2019
- Tucson Mayor’s show, Tucson City Hall, 2018
- Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, “Fiesta Sonora,” juried, 2018
- “Barrio Five” Show, Tucson Temple of Music and Art gallery, 2017
- Tucson Plein Air Painters Society 2015 “Art Notes” show, second place award
- Bisbee, Arizona, Plein Air Festival, second place award, 2015
- American Women Artists scholarship recipient, 2012 Master Class and Desert Museum Paint Out, Tucson, Arizona
- Signature Member, Sonoran Plein Air Painters; Board member, paint out chair
- Signature Member, Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild
- Member, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Phoenix, Arizona
- Member, Tucson Barrio Painters
- Four Corners Gallery, Tucson, Arizona