My love of art began with photography in the 1980’s when I studied fine art photography at a college in California. I learned the importance of contrast and composition. I then pursued fine art landscape photography, printing my own black & white and color prints and selling them at art festivals. This was a great way to receive feedback and fine tune my craft. Little did I know that 30 years later I would be applying what I learned to the world of painting. My mother started me down this wonderful path. As a watercolor artist herself, she guided me through the beginning stages, imparting her experience and knowledge while making it fun. I find that painting is really a partnership with artist, brush, and paper or canvas and when it all comes together magic can happen.