When I retired from the corporate world after 30+ years, I
was looking forward to trying all the things I hadn't been
able to do while working. As a result, I indulged my
passion for gardening and cooking. I decided to study
ikebana (Japanese flower arranging).
Since I had always done crafts, a friend introduced me to
decorative painting and I took classes from various
teachers, locally and nationwide. I painted on various
functional surfaces for many years and still do when the
mood strikes me.
One day another friend asked me if I would like to try a
water color batik painting class. This sounded intriguing,
but I had never done any watercolor painting previously.
Well, this one class lead to another and then watercolor
classes. I was definitely hooked on water medium
I have been fortunate to study with several teachers.
Dorothy Geissert teaches at Wildwood Cultural Center in
Mentor, Ohio, and has helped me to develop my own style of
watercolor painting. Another teacher I have had the
pleasure of studying and traveling with is Kathie George,
OWS/FWS who lives in Kettering, Ohio. I have traveled to
France and Italy with Kathie on painting adventures and will
be going to Spain with her in 2015.
I keep watercolor journals of my travels in Italy, France
and a cruise down the Rhine and Danube rivers with my
husband in 2011. But, I always go back to painting my
first love, which is flowers.
I joined Euclid Art Association in 2013. I currently
serve on the Board as Refreshment Chair.
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