Realistic Watercolor Artist since 1979. I have lived in the Tampa Bay area all my life. My subjects range from the colorful historical landmarks of the area to the vast array of wildlife, birds and scenery of Florida.
Some accomplishments: 2016 National League of American Pen Women(NLAPW) National Magazine – The Pen Women, Spring Edition, Feature Article ( Love at First Brush Stroke, by Rodika Tollefson, Interim Editor 2015/16 Tampa Bay Lightning 4th Annual Celebration of the Arts, Amelia Arena 2015 Florida Watercolor Society online show Accepted into the 42nd Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition, Sarasota, and 38th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition and 2009 at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Florida Endangered is installed in the permanent collection of the Seffner Regional Library. 2014/15 Tampa Bay Lightning 3rd Annual Open –jurors: Ringling Museum, Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida Museum of Photographic arts, and Perry Vinik 2013 Accepted into Florida Watercolor Society 42nd Exhibition in Sarasota, Fl. 2011- 6/11 Tampa Regional Artists – Exhibition of M. Leo Elliott of the Tampa Bay History Center Best painting: Judge: Rodney Kite-Powell, Saunders Foundation Curator of History 2010 Town N’Country Regional Library – historical landmarks, permanent collections 2010 Seffner Regional Library, the permanent collection – Florida Endangered – Simmons Hammock 2009 Inclusion in the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2010 – Book of Lists 2009 38th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition – Punta Gorda 2008 Hillsborough County Arts Council – Summer Cultural Calendar – Cover art (Tampa Theatre) 2008 Inclusion in the Tampa Bay Business Journal 2008 – Book of Lists 2007 – Best of Show, Florida State Association, NLAPW Conference Winners, Art Awards 1998 National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)Cover Art – National Magazine- The Pen Women, March/April 1998