PJ spent her formative years in a small Colorado mountain community. The grand mountain vistas, the delicate beauty of the columbine, and the secrets of the pine forests inspired in her the need to capture and share the beauties of the earth through the use of charcoal, ink, pencil and oil paints. Her experiences with animals, especially horses (she competed vigorously and joyfully in rodeos in those days), helped her to develop an instinctual understanding of line and color that served her well when she went on to study art at Loretto Heights College in Denver, where she earned a BFA, and later at the Milan Art Institute in Queen Creek, Arizona The desire to capture in paint a person's or animal’s energy and life force, or the spirit of tranquility in a mountain valley motivates her now much as it did then.
These days she works in oils and mixed media. The richness and depth of oils never cease to amaze her and inspire her to learn ever more in how to use them. And mixed media adds dimensions to her ideas that often surprise her. Art is, for her, a never-ending discovery.
PJ resides with her husband in San Tan Valley, Arizona. She knows she is incredibly lucky to have her biggest fan as her life partner. Their dog, Reba, is happy to add her unconditional support as well.

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              phone: 303-910-8167

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hom
Ms. M. Cartright
Mr. and Mrs. K. Allen

2018 All Women Art Competition-Contemporary Art Gallery Online-Gallery Choice Winner-2018
InterpetationsIII-Az. Art Alliance, WHAM Gallery, Surprise, AZ-2018
Gold Canyon Golf Resort Holiday Show, Gold Canyon,AZ-2017
Artists of the Superstitions Fall Artists Studio Tour, Gold Canyon,AZ-2017
Artists of the Superstitions Fall Art Show, Queen Creek,AZ-2017
Irving Art Assc. Animal 2017 16th National Animal Art Juried Exhibition-3rd Place, Koi Mist-Irving, TX-2017
Heaven Art Gallery-Scottsdale, AZ-4P's Contest and Exhibit-Showcase Winner-2nd place-2017
Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery-The Portrait and Self Portrait-2017
International Gallery of the Arts-2nd Annual Nature's Beauty Art Contest-"Cousins" Honorable Mention-2017
 Flora and Fauna 2017 ,Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery.2017,Koi Mist -Honorable Mention
National Assc. of Women Artists,Sight For Sore Eyes,2016
Verde River Art Fling-Verde River, AZ,2016
Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO,2015
7th Annual Romancing The Arts, Castle Rock, CO—Peoples Choice 3D Award, 2011

Arizona Art Alliance-Phoenix, AZ
Artists of the Superstitions-Apache Junction,AZ

Saatchie Art Online Gallery