I am a Maine native of Franco-American heritage and a retired school psychologist. During my parenting and professional years, I was lucky to be able to direct time and energy to my other passion, art. I took continuing education classes at Maine College of Art and with local, national and international instructors to improve my technique and develop my own personal style. After experimenting with oil paints and Chinese ink painting, I discovered watercolors and became fascinated by their fluidity and evolution as they mix together on paper. Watercolors also help me create themes and study the subjects I’m most drawn to, including landscapes, people, animals and cityscapes. Many of my subjects are drawn from my experience in the mountains of New Hampshire, growing up on the coast of Maine, the multitude of animals I’ve raised, and visits with my daughter in New York City.