Painting and photography have been my creative outlets for many years, and I try to cultivate both with serious dedication. I enjoy the challenge each medium offers and the excitement of learning new techniques in acrylics, oils, watercolors, and pastels. My approach is that an artist is perpetually learning and should experiment with new materials and ideas. Also, fine art photography is a call I can't avoid and practice mainly when traveling, although a few years ago, I discovered that my frozen backyard offers an infinity of macro jewels to photograph in the dead of winter.
I started painting in the late nineties when we lived in Chile because a friend wanted to take watercolor lessons from a mutual friend. I thought it would be fun to join them to chat and have a cup of coffee while they painted. I ended up taking lessons and developed a real interest in the arts. To date, I've taken classes and/or workshops in Chile, England, and the USA.
My paintings and photographs have been exhibited in local, statewide, and national shows and received many awards. A few of my paintings are in private collections in Chile, USA, Canada, Sweden, China, and Moldova.