I work primarily in transparent watercolor, striving to capture the mood of a scene – the time of day, the lights and shadows, the unique colors, the interesting shapes and textures. I discovered the joys of painting during trips to Yosemite National Park, where my husband, children, and I took art classes. Those experiences changed the way I look at the world. Since I retired in 1999 from a career as a Silicon Valley Information Technology Manager, I’ve enjoyed the challenge of using transparent watercolors to capture images that excite me. I have taken numerous watercolor workshops from wonderful teachers, each of whom has given me inspiration, encouragement, and helpful techniques. My primary teachers over the last 16 years have been Oneida Hammond, Floy Zittin, and Karen Honaker. As a member of some local art clubs and as past leader of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, I’ve participated in many art-related activities, including art exhibits and a weekly art critique group.