I am a local artist living in Folsom near old town. My favorite medium is pastel however, I also enjoy oil and watercolor. I started to concentrate on art techniques in the mid-90’s. I had an opportunity to study under local artist, Gray Pruner, while attending art classes at American River College. I have studied under Susan Sarback at her School of Light and Color at Fair Oaks in the pastel and oil mediums, pastel classes from Irene Lester, a local Fair Oaks artist, watercolor classes from Jeannie Vodden, a local Jackson artist, and Howard Stover, teacher and curator of the 404 Gallery.
I like to pay attention to shapes and their changes throughout the work on a picture. I enjoy capturing light and color. My subjects are very versatile: boats, flowers, people, landscapes, and still life studies. I like plein air painting. Sometimes, I go out of the box–example, I had a silk scarf printed up with the watercolor work, Bamboo In Rocks.
While I love to paint, I have since gone back to my sewing interests and my love for fabric, textures, color and design.
I started making doll clothes for friends for fun 2013. The fun continued and I currently make 18” doll apparel and accessories for American Girl dolls, Our Generation dolls from Target stores, and My Life dolls from Wal-Mart stores. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with different patterns, creating custom and themed patterns, and especially adding my own creative touch to every item. Along with the fabrics, textures, and color, the venture has been great!