Visited the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney and found many beautiful plants in bloom. Took a tour of Darling Harbour and stopped at the Sydney Opera House for a tour,. What a work of art this structure is! Visited Bondi Beach and walked barefoot in the sand, wetting our toes in the Pacific Ocean. Lots of surfers and swimmers, but a little cool for swimming. Today we saw The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains. Tomorrow we fly to Christchurch, NewZealand.
Growing up on a Missouri farm, I learned to love the outdoors and its creatures. I earned a BS and MS in biology from Emporia State University, and taught biology for fourteen years. Working as a park ranger naturalist for many summers, the beauty of Yellowstone inspired me to return to painting. I have studied with several outstanding watercolor painters, exhibited work in national shows, and received many awards.
The versatility of watercolor continues to intrigue me. Carrying a small watercolor box and sketchbook when hiking or backpacking allows me to enjoy plein air painting. I also work in the studio because summers are short in the high country near Laramie, Wyoming.