Sunshine began painting in watercolor in 1981, while living in Northern Vermont. A native Californian, Sunshine returned to her home state in 1989. After some twenty years of creating watercolors, she has now added a new direction and is working in acrylics, inks, collage along with a variety of other mixed media, which are providing her with a brilliant avenue for her love of color.

Although Sunshines paintings have matured over the years, they still retain her fresh and joyful vision. For Sunshine, the gift of painting came naturally. She's primarily self-taught, but has had the opportunity to study with several noted artists including, Lawrence Goldsmith, Judy Betts, Robert Wade, Robert Burridge, and Dale Laitenen just to name a few.

Sunshine created the 1998 poster for "Art in the Gardens," the 2005 "Winesong!" poster, as well as the 2005 and 2006, "Mendocino Art Center Garden Tour Posters."

Her paintings have been marketed nationally in the form of computer screen savers, and mouse pads. Sunshine's work is represented by the Prentice Gallery, and the Mendocino Art Center, both in the gorgeous town of northern Mendocino, California. Her work can also be see-online at

Sunshine's other love in art are all forms of swing dancing. An avid Lindy Hopper, if she's not out painting you will no doubt find her kicking up her heels just about anywhere! Sunshine lives in Caspar, California, with her fabulous enthusiastic
dance partner/husband, Glenn Rude