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 recognition has been wonderful, yet what I have the deepest gratitude for 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! I welcome commissioned paintings, so keep me in mind for that special painting you want created.
As a Santa Barbara native since 1967, (minus the several years on the east coast), I am now settled in Ventura where I am enthusiastically getting outdoors with my easel to paint all my surroundings here which are now showing up in my new works.
I wish for you to get an inspiration and a joy from it like I did in creating it.