I'm a Bay Area artist who paints people and places that I feel a strong connection to. I strive to express in my work the idea of human and global connectedness. As an artist, I've worked in a number of creative mediums including stained glass, mosaic, clay sculpture, drawing and painting.
A deep passion for travel and appreciation of world cultures provides compelling inspiration for me, and I often paint from my reference photos taken on the road in faraway places as well as local waterfronts, towns and hiking trails. I sometimes explore themes and techniques in more depth by developing a series of paintings -- such as the celebration of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico, and I'm currently working on a series based on family connections and other people I love.
I hold BA degrees in Expressive Arts and Advertising, and participate in local plein air groups, classes and professional workshops. I'm also an active member of the Martinez Arts Association, the Concord Art Association, and the Lamorinda Arts Association.