Contemporary Painter in Watercolor, Collage & Mixed Media


Cougars and springtime


On a sunny warm July morning, in 2018, at 10am....I looked outside my studio window to garden area, and to my amazement this beautiful LARGE female cougar was walking up our driveway

Again this May morning of 2024, 2 cougars were spotted 4 houses down one morning walking in a neighbors garden around 9am. Beautiful powerful cats!  he shared this one cougar photo he captured.


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New White experimental drawing on Black paper


4 x 6 cards, white on black
I am having fun experimenting with a white and sparkly spray, using a toothbrush with wc and some glitter paint; then once dry, drawing with gelly roll Sakura white pen....and adding symbols and Ranger glitter glue....The paper is Mi-Teintes black pastel sheets by Canson.


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On Dasher


In early Dec. a new collage was created, on top of my watercolor painting of Dasher the reindeer.  Using sheet music, handmade papers, decorative napkins, old cards cut up, a small jewel embellishment, Ranger stickles glitter, felt

All 8 reindeer will be created over the next few years.


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Happy Holiday Collage creations


Fa La La La
My first Holiday collage, started with this one in 2015.  It is a mix media combo: using watercolor and acrylics.....stamping, washi tapes, embossing, adding doilies, printed napkins, lace, paper cutouts from old holiday cards, and magazine cutouts, music and metallic strings, felt, skeletal leaves


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Mural painting in my garden 2022-2023


Early image of mural with me
flowers, birds, a very large peacock!  my black cat Phoenix, butterflies and bees, fairies and so much more to add

Starting the mural in August of 2022
original brown fence
We moved here in late Oct 2017, and I looked at this fence and gardened all around it for 4 years!  At last, in 2022, it occurred to me to paint something fun and whimsical to look at and share with the neighborhood.

bunny on the lower left
bunny is on the lower left

adding a sandhill crane
sandhill cranes fly very high over head, migrating during the early fall, added this one, in progress to upper L of mural

little butterflies added


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