Biography & Resume
I am stay at home mother and an artist. My focus is on painting fleeting moments of my life in an impressionistic and colorful way.
I received a BA in Fine Arts from UCSC in 1998, but took a 25 year break from art-making to travel. My first adventure was with four friends cycling across the country from Seattle to Boston. I continued to Europe cycling self-supported by myself, and also completed many solo trips, such as San Francisco to Los Angeles, around Alaska, across Bolivia and throughout New Zealand. My days of solo traveling ended when I met my husband in San Diego.
In all my travels and jobs, I was looking for that sense of home that I had lost when my parents divorced. They both started new families and I did not feel a strong sense of belonging in either home or family. As an only child, I felt very lonely. As a parent now, my focus has been on taking care of my family and making that central to my art and my identity.
During the pandemic, I launched my art practice after a 25 year break. I completed a certificate in Art and The Creative Process at UCSD Extension in 2022, and a post-bacc in Studio Arts from UC Berkeley Extension in 2023. My wildlife paintings have been featured in the Tijuana River Estuary visitor center in Imperial Beach since March 2023. My portraits of people and pets are held in a number of private collections and have been featured in a variety of group shows.
Please visit my exhibits page to learn more about where my art is currently on display.