Art, Travel and Entertainment

Raised in India, living, studying and working overseas has rendered me hopelessly enamored of travel in all its forms.  Painting I come late to but not drawing. I have loved to draw since childhood.

Nancy Lee, Esther and Style

The elephants were real and I was fearless at four.

Kandy, Sri Lanka                                   

Travel became embedded in my life - it informed my work and, at times, became part of my work.

Pan Am
"Queen of the Skies"

Pan American provided an exciting gateway to the world. College and a second language were requirements and - although training did inform us that we would never get used to it -jet lag became a constant.  

Flying into London I stumbled into eight years of modeling which
proved to be a near perfect combination of creative work and travel.

Fiat Calendar
North Sea

My Marilyn Tribute

Back in the US fate, (and a leap of faith), prompted me to open a yacht charter and special events company - "Nautical Destinations" - along  with my business partner, Lynne. 

                                                                              Dames at Sea                         

On board M/Y "Enticer"
A 1935 Mathis Trumpy yacht

Schooners "Woodwind" and "Woodwind ll"
Match Race

        "Duchess of Pintail"
          Baltimore Harbor

Volvo Ocean Race
Parade of Sail
Chesapeake Bay Bridge

"Pirates of the Caribbean"
Parade of Sail

Presidential Yacht "Sequoia" - a 1926 Mathis Trumpy with
M/Y "Enticer" - a 1935 Mathis Trumpy 

Successful years of fun and excitement ended with the sale of NDI in the spring of 2007.  Travel moved back to the forefront and became the focus  of life until a wonderful trip to the Isle of Skye in 2008 sent me spiraling into the world of watercolor.

With a real, 18 month old baby panda girl.
Chengdu, China

Plein Air - not my usual art MO

"Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of
great anguish."