I find all of my compositions in nature, sometimes with structures, or any shapes or lines that I see. Using marks and paint to build up the surface, I enjoy walking the tightrope between creating an image that is abstract and also representative enough

       My paintings start with many layers of acrylic glazes, and I also add texture with handmade papers or other materials. Grid marks, sketch lines, and remnants of materials remain embedded in the work, so that some marks from every layer are in the finished piece--the process becomes the narrative.

Juried Exhibitions                                                      

Vision 2020 (March/April 2021),
Cabrillo Gallery, Santa Cruz,

Juror: Eleanor Harwood

Seattle Emerging Arts Fair (July 2018),
Juror: Judith Rinehart

Bemis Arts Spring Show (April 2018),

Santa Cruz County Open Studios
(2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Stars-Twenties Gala, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz

Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center,
Walnut Creek
, CA  (2005)

Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
, Accent Arts, Juror: George Rivera (1998)

Triton Art Museum, Santa Clara,
VAAST Art Show, Juror: George Rivera  (1997)

California Society of Printmakers, Richmond Art Center,
Beyond Boundaries
Juror: Wayne Thiebaud (1997) 


California State University, Monterey Bay



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