From my earliest memories as a baby, I found sheer delight in scribbling with crayons
wherever I could reach, foreshadowing my enduring connection to artistic expression.
Even as a child, I eagerly anticipated not feeling well so I could stay home and immerse myself
in coloring books.
After growing up in Santa Barbara, California, I embarked on a journey to the East
Coast. Despite years in the corporate world, I remained dissatisfied. In the mid 80’s, I
took a significant step and enrolled in the esteemed New England School of Art &
Design and Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. Following my graduation, I
returned to California and my proliferation of paintings has grown ever since.
My chosen medium is oil paint. I love the thick buttery consistency of it for expressing
the beauty of California that surrounds me. My creative process starts outdoors, where I
immerse myself in my surroundings. It’s in these moments of profound connection that
my imagination takes shape, considering how best to capture the essence of the scene
before me. I often rely on photographs taken in the field to guide my interpretation, or to
assist in preserving the memory of what I observed. I take pleasure in pushing the
boundaries with bold colors and thickly applied paint. My time in art school deeply
influenced me, especially the bold colors and thick impasto style of painting associated
with Edward Hopper and Van Gogh.
Currently settled in the lovely beach town of Ventura, California, I take pride in having
my original works and prints featured in various hospitals, including the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Knowing that my art can convey messages of hope and healing to patients, visitors, and staff is a
My ultimate aspiration is to instill joy and inspiration in others through my art, just as it
continues to do for me.