I am a California artist and I divide my painting time between watercolors and oils. My favorites are still life paintings, but I also enjoy beach and garden themes. Many of my paintings come from scenes in my own garden.
I have loved all kinds of art for as long as I can remember, and started drawing and painting as a kid. I grew up with a very creative mom and that definitely inspired me to continue on and study art in college. I have a bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts from CSUFresno in California.
I have been lucky to live on both coasts- California and Long Island, New York. The Atlantic Ocean and Fire Island were just minutes from our home, so I spent a lot of time painting beaches and nautical themes.
Now that both of my sons are grown, I am a proud Air Force mom and also have plenty of time to paint.
You can see more of my artwork at: http://www.mermaidspalette.blogspot.com//