I began painting in my teens, and worked off and on throughout my life with various formats and materials. I discovered watercolor in my thirties (as I date myself) but my painting life wasn’t consistent.
Flash forward to 2005. After retirement, my husband and I moved to Hawaii. I had stored my materials but the beauty of Hawaii compelled me to pick up a brush again. I enrolled at the Honolulu Museum School for classes under the delightful Gay Jefferson. There I started to meet fellow artists, find out more about what was going on in the art world, and was encouraged by a fellow student to join the Hawaii Watercolor Society, of which I am now currently President.