International Artist - - Demonstration -

I am a na­tive of Marin County, Cal­i­for­nia, USA, and am now a full-time wa­ter­col­orist and teacher liv­ing in Fair­fax with my hus­band Joe Green­wood and our black Labrador. Other than a few work­shops, I have no for­mal art in­struc­tion. I taught my­self to paint by fin­ish­ing ev­ery paint­ing, find­ing my way through each one. I spent 20 years in the tech world and then did a brief stint sell­ing real es­tate. This all changed when I first showed my work at Marin Open Stu­dios in 2007. Since then I’ve been for­tu­nate to be able to de­vote my­self to the world of art. A color ad­dict and a sucker for strik­ing light, the in­spi­ra­tion for my paint­ings comes from wher­ever I am—in my sim­ple gar­den, the gar­dens of my fam­ily mem­bers, my trav­els in Europe and on the is­land of Kauai, Hawaii. My art has won awards at the Sausal­ito Art Fes­ti­val and at the Cal­i­for­nia State Fair in Sacra­mento, Cal­i­for­nia. It has also been cho­sen to be pub­lished in two art in­struc­tion books. In ad­di­tion to orig­i­nal wa­ter­col­ors, I make all my paint­ings avail­able in sev­eral sizes of high­qual­ity re­pro­duc­tions on sus­tain­able bagasse (sug­ar­cane fiber) art pa­per, printed with archival pig­mented inks.

In 2011 I be­gan lead­ing weekly water­color groups and week­end work­shops. Men­tor­ing oth­ers in their art-mak­ing jour­ney has be­come cen­tral in my life. I feel in­cred­i­bly priv­i­leged to do what I do.

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