I came to the Bay Area from the midwest after receiving my BFA. I was drawn to the Bay Area Figurative Painters, especially Joan Brown and Nathan Oliveira.   Other painters who are important to me are Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell and Mark Rothko.  I continued my professional training in San Francisco at the Art Institute and the De Young Museum, I also married, had children and maintained a career.  My husband  and I moved to Sonoma County, a beautiful inspiring area with the Pacific coast, mountains and rolling vineyards.  Below is my career path.



Plein Air Classes and workshops, Carole Gray-Weihman and Camille Przewodek at l'Atelier aux Couleurs, Petaluma CA 2009 - 2014
Figure painting classes, Marin Art School under Dorallen Davis and Jane Heaphy, Novato, CA 2010-2011

Drawing and painting classes from College of Marin and Santa Rosa Junior College, Marin and Sonoma Co., 2004 - 2009

Figure drawing and painting classes from the Art Institute and the De Young Museum in San Francisco, CA 1980's

BFA Kansas University