ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in San Francisco, and raised on the Peninsula, a life-long Californian, I've always loved the California landscape; it has always been an inspiration for my art, both painting, and in landscape design.
My art talent was encouraged by my father who realized as a child, I loved drawing. As a teenager, I studied oil painting and Honors drawing at the San Francisco Art Institute. I've taken Art & Design classes at San Francisco State, and The UC Extension in San Francisco. I work in Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Pen & Ink, and Pencil.
Studied painting with Fred Holle, Jann Pollard, and sculpture with B.J. Stevenson.
An award winning artist, I have participated in the following shows:
2010 Master Artists in Botanical Art at Strybing Arboretum participated in the Chomp ll exhibit at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. The artists completed Pen & Ink drawings, and watercolors of Carniverous plants. The plant displays and paintings were featured together in a stunning Exhibit. All proceeds from art sales were donated to the Conservatory.
2013 Womens View, Caldwell Gallery, San Mateo County Arts Commission.
2013 Colony of Coastside Artists Member Show, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay. CA.
2014 85 Years, 85 Artists, Menlo College.
2014 Women's View, Caldwell Gallery, San Mateo County Arts Commission. Received First place award for Iceberg was presented at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Education: BA California State University, Chico
Certificate of Achievement, Environmental Horticulture and Design, Foothill College