HOW DID I GET HERE?
While other kids were learning their ABC's I was exploring life and art with my mother, an accomplished artist from New York. When I was about five she placed a sketchbook in my hand and later a camera, to ultimately chart my world. To this day, I am never without them.
My formal art study began at age nine at Loyola Marymount High School. My angsty teenage summers were spent at the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles and the Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta Canada. I received my BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I returned to the sun and surf of Los Angeles, student taught jewelry making and launched my life as a professional artist in advertising, on to decorative painting and more wearable art. My artwork found its way into homes from bachelor pads to estates and commercial projects from design houses to market places. I’ve returned to teaching with workshops online and live, after-school watercolor through KYDS and Growing Outdoors, at art shows and in my studio, in addition to creating my own work.
Always an avid traveler with insatiable curiosity, I am a certified sommelier, bare-boat skipper, gourmet and music junkie. Whether sailing on Catalina Island, kayaking in Venice or pairing wine and food off Croatia or Greece, I love picking up on the local vibe, meeting new people and making it all part of my art.
Come hang out with me-just look for my signature Red Stetson!
I am a proud member of juried art organizations throughout the United States, including:
Pastel Society of America, California Art Club, California Art League, Women Painters West, American Impressionists Society, California Central Coast Pastel Society, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, Transparent Watercolor Society and Valley Watercolor Society.
Social Media Art Groups:
Dreamlineartists, The Plein Air Club, Women Painters West, Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, Monet Cafe' Art Group, South Bay Plein Air, Los Angeles.