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4010 East Montebello                                                                     Phone: (602) 840-3334

Phoenix, Arizona 85018                                                Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Artist Statement

 

Professional artist for over 35 years with a history in commercial and residential murals. Major strengths are in painted canvases using the mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic and teaching these techniques to art students. My art education took place in Mexico , Italy , and at Arizona State University and Scottsdale Art School . My favorite times painting are done en plein air and this has led to many travels to Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand, Tahiti, Canada and England.

 

Born in the Caribbean , attended school in Montreal and after working a few years immigrated to the United States in 1951. Moved with children and husband to Arizona in 1958.

 

“I bless the day I became involved in painting, each canvas a fresh start to a new adventure and the excitement of each new journey leads me to believe that I will never be lonely and I will never grow old.”

 

Date and Place of Birth

 

Born in Grenada West Indies – 1930

 

Education

 

Barbados and Montreal , Canada

Arizona State University – Tempe , Arizona

Scottsdale Art School – Scottsdale , Arizona

Instituto San Miguel de Allende - Mexico

Verrocio Art School in Casole D’Elsa - Tuscany , Italy

 

Professional Experience

 

Commercial and Residential Muralist for 35 years painting murals for builders’ model homes:

  • Mallouf Brothers
  • Von Dix
  • Deitz Crane (among others)

 

Other work and memberships:

  • Completed a 25 foot mural at El Dorado in Sun City - 2008
  • Work included in two books for Rockport Publishing
  • Painting appeared on cover of Arizona Highways Magazine – 1991
  • Painting accepted in the Tucson Museum Show - 1991
  • Invited to participate in an International Plein Air painting event in England with the Journee de Plein Air International Group hosted by the Saddleback Museum , Saddleworth , England
  • Juried member of Arizona Artists Guild
  • Signature member of Arizona Watercolor Association
  • Signature member of Western Federation
  • Signature member of Contemporary Watercolor Association

 

Galleries include:

  • The Heddenart Gallery - Scottsdale , Arizona
  • Backstreet Winery – 36th Street and Indian School Road , Phoenix , Arizona
  • Artisimo Art Space – Phoenix , Arizona
  • Millard Gallery – Saddleworth , England

 

Partnerships:

  • Partner in Dos Amigas Creative Design (murals)
  • Partner in Las Amigas Art Gallery – Scottsdale , Arizona – 1970s

 

Awards

 

Winner of numerous awards including two Best of Show – 2002:

  • Arizona Art Alliance
  • Marshall Way Invitational

 

Two 2008 Highlights:

  • Best Watercolorist Award – 2008 Carmel Plein Air Competition
  • Banner Good Samaritan Hospital purchased four large oil paintings for their permanent collection.

 

Other Awards:

  • Won watercolor award at Carmel – 2006
  • I have received numerous awards from different watercolor shows and can submit them if needed.

 

 

 

Shows

Shows Featuring Artist:

  • Heddenart Gallery – Scottsdale , Arizona - One-man show – March 2008
  • South West Vista – (add city & state) - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Artisimo Art Gallery , Main Street – (add city & state) - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002
  • Wolfwalker Gallery – Sedona , Arizona
  • Shade Gallery, Main Street – (add city & state) – 1987
  • Beatitudes – Phoenix , Arizona – 2002
  • El Dorado Gallery – Sun City , Arizona – 2004, 2007
  • French Collection – La Quinta , California – 2005, 2006
  • Salon 3121 – (add city & state) – November 2007
  • Good Samaritan Hospital – Phoenix , Arizona – January and February 2008
  • Contemporary Watercolor Association – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

 

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