Category Archives: Artist by the sea


WATERCOLORS CREATED FOR COLLAGE BACKGROUNDS – Water lily pond, forest ferns, coral, wild lilies & a pretty flower bouquet.  13″ x 16″


NAUTILUS SHELL UNDER-THE-SEA HANDMADE BOOK – I created all of these collage pieces 5 years ago while recuperating from a serious car accident.  Several versions of this book were created from all the pieces I made.  The back of the book shows the rubber stamp I used for the background with a watercolor wash & the back cover of the book is watercolor with salt.  Cutting paper into little pieces has always been soothing to me!


SHADOW SELF PORTRAITS – Finding my shadow in photos that I was taking was a bit disconcerting, but over time I began to see all sorts of whimsical possibilities.  It all started at sunset in La Jolla standing on the seawall watching the seals and seeing my shadow was actually on the beach with the seals!  I found it so delightful that my shadow self was part of the scenery.  Now that my photographers eye is a bit more developed I see my shadow in really unique ways.  I drew a sand face in the sand & positioned my shadow self over it.  While picking up trash on the beach, I reached for snorkeler goggles & voila’ there is my shadow self once again!  Last week I was photographing seaweed & spotted my shadow self carrying a seagull feather in the scene.  Since my shadow always seems to be in the way of the shot I’m going for I’m certain that shadow self portraits will be seen frequently!