I am lucky to live in the Catalina foothills of Tucson surrounded by an abundance of wildlife. We have regular visits from Javelina that bring their babies, coyotes, bobcats, rabbits, squirrels, birds of all kinds, a resident hawk and the best owls! We hung an owl house 6 years ago and immediately one moved in and continues to live in it. She's a screech owl and has 3 babies every June. So much fun to watch!
I use acrylic paints on canvas, but lately have been experimenting with acrylic inks on top.
My current pet is a 9 year old Australian Shepherd named Ozzie, the devil with a blue eye. He is a piece of work, constantly on the go, can't imagine life without him! He brings so much joy. I've had a dog in my life since I was 8 years old, the cutest dachshund puppy wrapped up under the Christmas tree. I've also had a number of birds in my life, parakeets and an ornery Amazon Parrot that only liked me!
I have been creating art since I was a kid. High school art teachers really motivated me to pursue art in college. I received my BFA in art education and spent many years teaching high school art. About 10 years ago I decided to begin painting again and am so happy I did.
My favorite animal character of all time is Jiminy cricket whose motto is "always let your conscience be your guide", great words of wisdom from a cricket! Love when he sings “When You Wish Upon A Star!”
My husband and I support the Southern Arizona Humane Society; they work so hard for the welfare of animals in our city.
Finally, I just love to paint! I am inspired by my love of nature, my beautiful surroundings, the colors of Mexico, and the need to create!