About the Artist
Cloisonne, batik, ceramics, macrame, jewelry, weaving, painting, drawing, stained glass design.......but it all began with crayons so long ago. And for many years now has been painting only. Some of those years have been very productive and others less so – outside influences, family responsibilities, work space available, employment all have played a role in the ebb and flow of my art.
I grew up in Michigan, attended Michigan State and moved to California upon graduation. There was never any question about where I was to spend the rest of my life, the West had drawn me since I was a child. Over the years the themes of my work have been heavily influenced by the incredible textures, complex surfaces and colors of the deserts, the vast beauty of sky and mountains, canyons and rocky plateaus. With my husband and fellow artist James Mayner, I've explored and photographed throughout the Southwest, California and Oregon es pecially, always on the lookout for indigenous living sites and rock art with its symbols of the hunt, abstractions, and elaborate anthropomorphs.
When living in the Pasadena area, I participated in many shows and exhibitions over the years and had a studio in Old Town; a few of these were shows with Jim, others were group shows. Pasadena was noted for it's support of the arts and we had good friends within the community. After moving to Eugene in late 2005, my first shows here were DIVA's 2006 “Labyrinth” and the 2006 Mayor's Show, followed by my own DIVA show “Interpretations”. After that my work could be seen at New Zone's Zone for All, Emerald Art open shows, and a few other venues here.
And now, I'm delighted to be part of New Zone's community of artists!