The Douro River in Portugal
Playing in art has always been my passion. As a child I played with clay, pencils, crayons, and paint. In high school I took all the art classes available and especially enjoyed working with porcelain. I received my degree in Sculpture and Ceramics from California State University East Bay, working with Clayton Bailey and James Black. Afterwards I went on to earn my Teaching Credential and taught elementary school in Pleasanton for 34 years.
Since my retirement, I have completed pieces in pastel, watercolor, pencil, and clay. My ideas come from photos of my own travels, my imagination, my surroundings, and other inspiring sights.
I have displayed my art in PAL and LAA shows, at the Alameda County Fair, in local wineries, at Alden Lane Nursery and in Brentwood.
I’ve been lucky to win Best of Class, first, second and third place awards, as well as honorable mentions. I’ve sold many watercolor and pencil works, as well as ceramic pieces. It has been an honor to receive commissions, both in ceramics and in 2-D work.