I'll be on the Orange County Artists Guild (OCAG) Open Studio Tour this year, November 4 & 5 and November 11 & 12. If you've never done the tour, grab a friend and take an afternoon to enjoy the fall color, a ride in the country, Maple View Ice Cream, and viewing local artists' wares. Look for brochures with tour maps at local businesses, or contact me and I'll mail one to you, or go to www.orangecountyartistsguild.com and click on the tour page. On the tour map, I'm Studio #20, just a half mile from Maple View Ice Cream Store.
Background: Growing up on an island on the Gulf Coast, I loved being in and around water, observing migrating birds, and watching the ever-changing weather in the big sky. Drawing was a spontaneous pleasure from an early age. (Though I recall, as a 5 year-old, struggling mightily to satisfactorily replicate the shapes of my mother's high heels!) I was lucky to receive painting lessons as a teen. Being able to return to painting now is an unexpected and profoundly satisfying joy. I paint primarily in watercolor, though some pieces are mixed media.