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     My artistic journey began in my thirties when I developed my personal floral watercolor style. Art served as a respite from my work as a director of a program for severely abused preschoolers.


     Since that time, I have explored a variety of other media including mosaic, landscape quilting and other fabric art. But in the last several years I have discovered abstract acrylic painting. I have been attracted to this medium because it requires a balance between elements of the work that I can control and elements that the medium controls. I used to be exacting and precise with my watercolors. I love the freedom and the surprises this medium affords.

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     In the last year, I have been successful showing my work at the Charbonneau Arts Festival (non-juried) and the Benefit Art show for CraneAge (juried).

     I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband and my 85 pound “love lug” labrador retriever puppy, Joey and cherish spending time with my children, their spouses and my 6 grandchildren.

      My favorite musician, Katie Rice is also my daughter. Katie is working on an album due out in 2022. Connect to her iTunes page, here. Thank you!

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