Born into this world naked and blue. . ..thus began my artistic
adventure. //1972 Moved from Portland, Oregon and eventually
out to the country in a special place called High Valley in Washington.
It was there I learned to not drink the pond water and boys aren't
as tough as they say they are. //1977 The Sunshine Family
joins mine. //1981 First kiss at summer camp after campfire.
//1982 Wanting to pursue theater, I changed schools from
Columbia Academy to Battle Ground High School. //1984 Played
Nelly Forbush in a high-school performance of South Pacific. //1987
Moved back to Portland, Oregon and wrote angst forlorn pros from
my first apartment window overlooking a tangled freeway. //1992
Met my mentor who led through example. I am lucky. //1993
Graduated with a bachelor in fine arts from Marylhurst University.
//1994 Got on the Board for Oregon Women's Caucus for Art.
Met Sylvia who lived her life with a brush in one hand and a cigarette
in the other. //1994 First solo show in a loft of Old Town
Portland. Great-Grandma Myrtle made her chocolate chip cookies.They were a bigger hit than my paintings. They were
damn good cookies. //1995 Artist in Residence for Young
Audiences of Oregon program in Portland. Designed a glow-in-the-dark
t-shirt for Run for the Arts that caused a ruckus in the
classrooms. //1997 Fell off the roof while checking the
air filters at Meyers Court, an accessible housing facility where
I was working at the time. As I lay there in pain, a resident
told me, "Room 12 is available." //1999 Saw 'The
Cavemanish Boys' at La Cruda for the fake millennium New Years.
At midnight, they cut the lights and fauxed a power outage. Fabulous
$5 show, $1 beers and wonderful friends. In a world where people
were dropping mucho bucks that night, stocking up on batteries
and canned goods while backing up their computers, need I say
more? //2001 With the high desert calling, I packed up
and moved to Bend, Oregon. //2003 Sensing similarities
with my new surroundings, "I'm Just One of the Herd"
begins to emerge. //2005 Groups of work "I'm Just
One of the Herd" and "Figuratively Speaking"
are shown in Bend, Oregon. //2006 Moved back to Portland,
little bird told me" is shown at Phlox Boutique on Mississippi
Ave. //2007 Working on new paintings and
listening to music.