I love seashells, and I also love to paint them. I have jars of them all over my house, so I always have something to paint. This is a shell I found on a Long Island beach when we lived there. I went to the beach often when were on Long Island, and now I am lucky enough to live at the beach again. This time it is a California beach, and just as beautiful.
I am a California artist and I divide my painting time between watercolors and oils. My favorites are still life paintings, but I also enjoy beach and garden themes. Many of my paintings come from scenes in my own garden.
I have loved all kinds of art for as long as I can remember, and started drawing and painting as a kid. I grew up with a very creative mom and that definitely inspired me to continue on and study art in college. I have a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts from CSUFresno in California.
I have been lucky to live on both coasts- California and Long Island, New York. The Atlantic Ocean and Fire Island were just minutes from our home, so I spent a lot of time painting beaches and nautical themes.
Now that both of my...
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