About the Artist

I owe my interest in painting to my children.  Whilst helping them with creative projects they encouraged me to develop my art interests.   In 1999 I signed up with the local community college and took drawing classes.   From there I took oil painting classes for 4 years and discovered a passion and love for oil painting.  I have been working independently ever since enjoying a creative career, and have shown in New York and Los Angeles Galleries.

A background of fashion design and buying helped me understand color and design.  I love being able to create depth and feeling on the flat surface, and have a passion for the form and color of flowers.  I am fascinated in the way that petals bend and curve over each other, and by the texture and color of materials like aged wood, rusted metal, and stone.

Recently I have embarked on a Marin Fog Series. Hiking in the hills surrounding my home in Lucas Valley I could not ignore the beautiful landscape that I enjoy every day. With that beauty and the changing seasons and atmosphere in my head the fog talked to me and I had to paint it as I see it.


Representations:

  • Amsterdam Whitney Gallery: Chelsea: New York
  • Infusion Gallery: Los Angeles

Art Shows and Festivals:

Art Featured:

  • Marin Magazine: Promoting Marin Open Studio 2008: May 2008
  • Marin Independent Journal: Promoting Marin Open Studio 2008: April/May 2008
  • 2008 Marin Open Studio Poster/Cover Art: Marin Arts Council: California: April/May 2008
  • Marin Independent Journal: Promoting ‘Anything Goes Show’ at the Indian Valley Artist Association, Novato, California, October 2004
  • Novato Advance: Promoting ‘Artist’s Choice Show’ at North Bay ArtWorks,   Novato, California, October 2006

Art Education:

  • College Of Marin Community College 1999-2004
  • Studied under: Katrina Wagner, Emily Lazarre, Kent Rupp

Affiliations:

  • MarinMOCA,  (Art League of Northern California), Novato, 
    California: 2004-Present: Board member 2007 ongoing
  • Marin Society of Artist: Ross, California: 2004-2008
  • Marin Arts Council: San Rafael, California: 2004-2012