Upcoming events: October 13th and 14th, 21st and 22nd - Open Studios Santa Cruz - Stop by my studio and see my latest paintings. 815 Ingalls Street, Bldg 2, Santa Cruz, CA 95066
My work comes from observing nature: patterns, color, energy, light, and shadow. I translate aspects of nature and my relationship to it through paint to allow me to connect and experience it in a deeper, more intimate and personal way. I'm drawn to complexities - layers of light and shadow, repetition of forms and patterns, contrasts and forces that push and pull at each other. Painting draws me deeper into the experience and as I work on them a new relationship is created that is not only based on the original inspiration but about the act of painting itself.
Exhibited in various shows in Los Angeles including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery and in the San Francisco bay area.
Teaching: Figure Drawing and Anatomy and drawing classes in Los Angeles from 1987-1995 at Otis College of Art and Design, Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles High School for the Arts, and Brentwood Private School.
Education: BFA, San Francisco Art Institute