Hello and thank you for checking out my website!
I am an artist living in White Salmon, WA in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge with my wonderful Husband John. For the most part I am self taught (thank goodness for YouTube!), and find my inspiration not only from the Gorge but also from my frequent trips to the ocean. I am particularly fond of the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington for its vast stretches of beach and unspoiled bay. Many of my pieces have been born in this area.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa I have now lived in the USA for over 40 years. Finding the Gorge was finding my tribe and I can't imagine living anywhere else!
I am extremely honored to have had the opportunity to produce many commissioned works over the years. I've enjoyed them all and like all artists agonize over my own interpretation and what I think my client envisioned. Some paintings come easily and some struggle to let me know what they want to say. It's hard to explain. I think the ones that beat me down so they can be what they want to be always turn out the best...it takes time for me to get out of my own way. When those moments happen though everything flows like magic and I have a good laugh at myself:)
Thanks again for stopping by, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my work or just want to say "hello".