I am an artist; watercolor is my chosen medium because it allows me the freedom of using transparency, layering and strong color - to be bold and delicate in the same painting. I find it exhilarating, challenging and rewarding. Art has been a big part of my life for many years. I was raised in a small town in New York; my mom was a painter and she got me started. In college I studied to be an art educator – learning sculpture, drawing, and painting. I was taught to paint ‘what I feel’ with oil. That was fine but searching for more structure I explored printmaking and acrylics during my early career. I found my true passion when I painted with watercolors. Since moving to North Carolina in 2005 I’ve been painting what I see and feel in this glorious state. I am an active member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and teach at the Durham Art Council.