Creating art is a form of bliss that keeps me coming back to my easel.
My earliest memory of creating art was from when I was just a baby with crayons in hand, as I staked out my next drawing surface.
Taking advantage of a fine art education at The New England School of Art and Design in Boston, and at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts in the late 80’s, I then returned to my home turf in Santa Barbara where I’ve been painting prolifically ever since.
I have several paintings hanging permanently at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and at a few other hospitals in California. My work being on public display and the exposure has been wonderful, yet my deepest gratitude is in knowing that my art plays a role in evoking messages of hope and healing for the patients, visitors, and staff of these institutions for many generations to come. To me, it doesn’t get better than that!
As a Santa Barbara native since 1967, (minus the several years on the east coast), I am now settled in Ventura, California where I am enthusiastically getting outdoors with my easel to paint all my surroundings here.
I wish for you to get an inspiration and a joy from it like I did in creating it.