My 'watercolor' life began in 2009 when I moved to Boulder Colorado after retirement. I enrolled in a watercolor class taught by Anne Gifford. I had never tried my hand at painting at all. So upon joining the class I decided that I would try it as long as my supplies lasted and if I hadn't fallen in love with it that I would retire my brushes. Well, I'm still painting, purchasing supplies and I love it. Since I am a student with Anne Gifford my painting and hers reflect similar styles and subjects. But in her class I've become known as the 'Texture Queen'. I love experimenting and have discovered some new techniques and materials I can use to add texture to my paintings. One of the most exciting parts of the experience of painting is watching picture emerge from a blank piece of paper. The hardest part is putting the first stroke of color on the paper.
I've participated in several shows at the Boulder Senior Center, The Older Boulder Art Exhibit, and the upcoming 'Art Through The Ages 2014' Second Congressional District Senior Art Show. I have also participated in showings at Presbyterian Manor in groups, as well as an exhibit with my instructor Anne Gifford.