After 20 years of teaching at the elementary level, I moved to the Jr. High School and taught art, which had been my major in college. With retirement, came the renewed excitement of exploring my own art. Color pencil, graphite and batik had always been my favorite media, but now I wanted to learn all the possibilities of watercolor and pastel. While teaching art I would tell my students that art was everywhere, whether we were conscious of it or not, and that it was the process of creating art that would bring the greatest joy and satisfaction.
I have been affiliated with the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire since the early 2000’s holding board positions from Photographer and Historian to Show Chair and President. Here I found fellow artists with a wide range of skills and talents, but with a serious goal to promote the world of art. The fellowship with these members was definitely a plus too. Through AAIE, I heard about and eventually joined PVAA, entering shows and helping out wherever I could. The Art Place is an exciting new venture, and I’m thrilled to be exhibiting there with 4 other artists, looking to the future in art, both personally and collectively with the other artists in our Southern California region.