My art career began when I left the library profession after 26 years and began a second career pursuing my love of art. In 2009, I began studying the art and lives of Master Artists, joined the Asian Art Association and took art classes at the local art guild and community center. It was after attending the 2011 Denver Art Museum’s exhibit of the modern Chinese artist Xu Beihong that I became intensely interested in making art an avocation.
Over the years my art has been displayed in community and recreational centers around the Denver metro area. Also, I participated four years in the National Art Program. My picture called “Hot Cup of Tea” hung in the Denver Art Museum for six weeks as part of the Open For Design exhibit a few years ago. During the month of June 2015, my first solo show was held at the Douglas Public Library District in Castle Rock, Colorado.
My husband and I lived for 21 years in an isolated mountain cabin and experienced extremely close and intimate relationships with the natural world. From these years in the mountain, inspiration for my art developed into a deep reverence for Nature along with a fascination with Light and Color. Also, many subjects for my pictures come from experiences gained while traveling in Japan and from decades of study of Asian culture and Eastern religions.