As a Santa Barbara native, I have always been drawn to the world of art. Even as a baby, I found myself doodling with crayons on any surface I could find. It was only natural that I pursued my passion for painting, earning a fine art education in the late 80s at the prestigious New England School of Art & Design and Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts.
Since then, my artistic journey has taken me to new heights. My paintings and prints are now being displayed on walls around the world, captivating audiences with their striking beauty and intricate details.
But my path to success was not always straightforward. In fact, it began as a simple hobby – a way for me to fill my home’s walls with my own artwork. It wasn’t until my friends encouraged me to showcase my work that I had my very first art show in 1990 in Rockport, Massachusetts. There, I sold my first two paintings and knew I was on the right path.
Today, I am proud to have some of my original paintings and prints displayed as permanent fixtures in several hospitals, including the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Knowing that my art can bring messages of hope and healing to patients, visitors, and staff alike is the greatest gift I could ask for.
I am honored to have found my passion and purpose in life, and I hope that my paintings inspire joy and inspiration in others, just as they do for me.
My artful life
Imagine you are stepping into a my studio filled with paints, jars of brushes and lots of canvases and boards, some in the works, others drying, some just blank and waiting patiently. In the corner you’ll see my old easel covered with layers of paint reminding myself of all the years I’ve been painting.
The natural light shines through my windows and I gaze out, and catch myself dreaming as I watch the towering Chinese Elm and Japanese Maple sway to the wind chimes, and the squirrels maneuver through their branches like acrobats and where the birds, bees and butterflies are fluttering around in their dance.
This is where you’ll find me.