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 people who are part of my life.
I hold BA degrees in Expressive Arts and Advertising, and participate in local plein air groups, classes and professional workshops. I'm also a volunteer and board member of the Martinez Arts Association, and an active member of the Concord Art Association.