Welcome to my Artistic Journey!
A Minnesota native, I’ve been painting since 2009 and love the glow and luminous quality particular to watercolor. My background is unique bringing together my love of nature, extensive travel, eternal curiosity, family and the passion of science and technology.
I was introduced to the medium through calligraphy and increasingly painted more and more. As I was receiving awards for my paintings a framer told me I needed to paint “full time”.
After that I never looked back!
My work has a wide range and I paint whatever interests me from portraits, florals and landscapes to urban/political and abstracts. I have embraced and enjoy the challenges of watercolor. I’ve even explored acrylics and photo transfers onto canvases. However, watercolor is my passion. After a trip to China I’ve purposely tried to incorporate a feeling of calm and peacefulness, a kind of “Zen” into several of my paintings to produce a meditative and tranquil effect on the viewer.
This past May 2019 I was honored to receive a First-Place award in the Watercolor category at the Beverly Hills Art Show. Also, in May and June of 2017 I was one of 40 artists chosen by the Los Angeles County Department of Aging to have a painting hung in DTLA City Hall. I have had paintings juried into several galleries including the San Fernando Valley Art and Cultural Center, Betsy Lueke Creative Art Center in Burbank, Ca., Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, Ca., ArtShareLA, Galeria Gitana and the Dorje Chang Buddha Cultural and Art Museum.
As a practicing family physician for over thirty years I enjoy sharing my knowledge of watercolor painting with patients, colleagues and staff. We know that “art heals”.
I feel so fortunate living where there are phenomenal mentors and inspiration lurking around every corner.
About My Paintings:
The cost will vary depending on the size, the mat, the medium and whether you want it framed or not.
Awards and Honors
El Segundo Art Association: 1st Place in Still Life won by “Celebration”
El Segundo Art Association: 2nd Place Art Theme Painting: “Are you kidding?” Won by “Upsa-daisy” painting of a muralist painting a giant upside-down question mark painted on the wall in bright yellow.
Beverly Hills Art Show, October 20,21 2018, Third place ribbon in the watercolor category.
People’s Choice Award, First and Second place for “Barack Obama” and “Turbulent Sky” paintings, July/August 2018 exhibition, Pasadena Senior Center
California Art League juried show “Expressions” exhibition of two paintings, “Celebration” and “Impressionistic Landscape”, June 2018, Artist reception June 2, 2018
Chocolate and Art underground art extravaganza quarterly June 22,23 2018 7-2AM
Las Laguna Gallery, juried “Faces and Figures” exhibiting “Building DTLA”, July 2018, Artist reception July 5, 2018
Department of Aging City of Los Angeles 15th Annual Senior Art Exhibit “Mrs Hupmobile” selected to hang DTLA City Hall May/June 2017
Mar Vista Art Walk (MVAW) quarterly on Thursdays from 6-10 PM 2017 to June 2018. I exhibited at The Vineyard and The Wasatch Stage. As part of the MVAW I have had paintings hanging At the Atmosphere Café March-June 2018 and June – August 2018.
California African American Museum, Donna Dyson’s “Art and Fashion” , May 27, 2018, 5-10PM
Sidewalk Café, Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Ca. as part of the Venice Art Crawl quarterly from 2017- May 2018
Vegan Fest, Woodley Park, Lake Balboa, May 6, 2018 10AM – 6PM
Leuzinger High School with Tribe Called Culture and LetsGiveMovement.org, April 29, 2018 5-10PM
DTLA Art Walk started by Qathryn Brehm, monthly ongoing 6-10PM since 2016
Pancakes and Booze underground art show February 2018
Jeff Hamilton’s Street Art Fairs January 20, 2018
Exposition Park “Art in the Rose Garden” hosted by Donna Dyson, November 2017
Santee Court “I Art U”, DTLA Art Fair, Autumn 2017
Dysonna City Art Gallery, March 2017, now located 1250 N La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, Owner Donna Dyson
Art Afaire, Huntington Beach Pier, exhibited twice 2017
Taste of Soul, Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, October 2016
Raw Materials Plein Air Art Fest competition and exhibition October 15, 2016
Glendale Galleria art exhibition September 2016
Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School 2016