Iowa City, IA
I’ve been an artist and art teacher for more than 35 years, working with people of all ages. Although I’m mostly into watercolors, I’m always exploring new techniques and materials. For me the most joy of creating something is in the process of dreaming it up and figuring out how to actualize it. In 2013 I sold my studio building in Gilbert, Iowa, and moved to Iowa City, giving me the freedom to paint, live simply, go “on tour,” and be of service. I try to encourage others to have the courage to risk and live creatively.
My classes and workshops take a gentle approach. They all involve real artistic technique, and also some element of the “inward journey.” In everyday life we get so caught up in details, so we take time to learn to be silent, listen, and allow the Spirit to work. Not only does this promote relaxation and renewal, it also improves the artwork! By telling their story through art, people often create beautiful things that they never thought they could.
I teach painting classes at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center and a variety of other locations. I received my BA and MS in Art Education from Iowa State University. I'm a member of the Iowa Arts Council and the Iowa Watercolor Society. Follow my blog, theleftbankstudio.com, to see what I’ve been doing lately!