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Painting has been a passion for me since childhood. Reading about art and studying art at Mills College and the San Francisco Art Institute provided a foundation in art history and in painting technique. I have taught painting in schools and given work shops in botanic painting. 

One of the joys of the painting process is seeing. Looking closely, for example, at water, its color and motion, at the way a bird beak is formed, the complexity of bird feathers, bones in bird feet, at leaf shapes and flower stamens  all provide fascinating new visual information. Looking into space, light and fog the landscape is seen in surprising ways. I hope my paintings encourage you to see in a new way.

I want these painting to  communicate my  joy and wonder as I  observe  endlessly fascinating  forms and structures in our grand landscape.  

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