My favorite paintings reflect the feeling of a snap-shot in time, a brief glimpse of something that I’d like to preserve and savor.  Whether plein air landscape or a studio painting of a favorite place, I want my art to not only offer a ‘picture’ of the moment but also try to capture the feeling of the experience:  the heat of the sun, the bustle of the street, a gust of breeze or a peaceful stillness.  I appreciate the fact that life is constantly changing,  I hope that I can preserve a few special moments with my art.  


Born and raised in Washington state, I currenly live in Olympia, WA.  I have enjoyed art and painting all my life and have worked with acrylics, watercolor and oil pastels in addition to soft pastels.  I have had the privilege to study  with Doris Jean Colvin and Susan Glendenning and have taken workshops with numerous pastel artists who have helped me find my artistic voice.  

  • IAPS Juried Gallery Exhibition 2021, 2022

  • IAPS 37th Juried Exhibition Online - 2020, 2022

  • Pastel Society of the West Coast Signature Status 2022

  • Pastel Society of the West Coast - Pastels USA 2019, 2020, 2022

  • Northwest Pastel Society International Juried show: 2014, 2016-2022

  • Northwest Pastel Society Signature Status 2017

  • Northwest Pastel Society Signature Show - 1st Place - 2020 and 2022, 2nd Place - 2019, President's Award - 2017.

  • Northwest Pastel Society Members Juried Show: 2012-2021. President's Award 2016 and 2021, Juror's Award 2017, 2019, 2020

  • Washington State Fair: 2011 - 2021. First Place Drawing (2019,2021), First Place Miniatures (2021), Second Place Drawing (2016), Fourth Place Drawing (2017,2021),  and Fourth Place (miniatures) (2019,2022), Honorable Mention Drawing (2015,2021,2022)

  • Olympia Art League Lakefair Juried Show: 2011-2019.  Awards include Second Place (2011),  Olyphant Award (2013) and ArtHouse Award (2016)

  • Associated Artists of Ocean Shores Art Show:  2011-2015.  Awards include Best of Show, First, Third and People's Choice (2011 Open Show), Honorable Mention (2012 Juried Show)

  • Olympia Arts Walk 2015, 2016

  • Thurston County Fair: numerous awards including Best of Show (2013, 2015) and Best of Class (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016,2018)

Selected Shows and Awards