Welcome to my healing journey.

A native of Oregon, I love being outdoors, especially with my family of 5 children and 12 grandchildren, and amazingly patient husband. I also love painting. While living in Arizona and in the Pacific Northwest, I found the best of both worlds – incredible outdoor beauty and amazing artists who taught watercolor classes using brilliant colors to create stunning paintings with impressive contrasts. This connection to colors and the energy they provide literally saved my life and changed the way I view the world.

I find that emotion plays a very important part in creating an inspiring painting, so I am now painting subjects that project a sense of peace and serenity…people, landscapes, flowers, roosters, the Columbia Gorge, and Arizona desert scenes.  She especially admires the tenacity of the plants that thrive in the high desert temperatures and inconsistent moisture.  They provide an important life lesson for me …to remember to “Keep Hanging On”!

I am a member of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society (NAWS) and Southwest Washington Watercolor Society (SWWS). My watercolor paintings have been in numerous shows in 4 states and have won awards in several categories.  They are in collections across the United States.

During my healing process, I literally developed “a passion for color” and love to share that newfound passion and creativity with others through shows, in galleries, and using social media. My website is www.APassionForColor.com. I hope that my Passion For Color paintings will touch your heart and soul as they have mine.