Born in New York, art was an important part of
B-J's life at an
She lived in a rural area,
and was sensitive to the natural beauty around her.
B-J attended a
Preparatory School in New York, with two
Rockwell's sons. She taught art to young
B-J graduated from
University, and met
Pollock. In Jackson Hole Wyoming she was introduced to quilting, and was the lone "gentile" in
a Mormon Relief Society. At that time there were only 2,000
people living in Teton County.
Painting, drawing, and quilting have been a continual
passion all of her life. There was never the desire to show her work until
she took a class on Art and Spirituality from David Ulrich at the
Hui No'eau on
Maui. The class encouraged her to show her work publicly for the first
time. B-J entered
Art Maui in 2000, a juried show.
Since then, she has had nine
paintings accepted in the ten years she's entered.
B-J joined the
CVAA (Carson Valley Art Association), and received the Best of Show award in 2002. Her works are in
collections in Hawaii, California, Nevada, Washington New York and Maine.
B-J's passion is in seeing and recording nature through
the eyes of an artist. She works predominately in colored pencil, pastels
and watercolors. She also enjoys creating art objects from "found"
Artists B-J has studied with:
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