A lifetime of drawing and sketching since childhood led me to my current main medium: oil painting. I have studied with Adam Wolpert, Maddine Insalaco, Ben Brotherton and Jennifer McChristian.
When I see something that I want to paint, I feel a tiny thrill in my heart. That’s how I find my subjects.
The paths I have taken in my artwork are linked by a love of color and contrast. (And things in rows such as pastries lined up in the case.)
I have an ongoing pastry series painted in oil right onto discarded cookie sheets and trays. These “canvases” have a kitchen’s history baked right in.
I love the aching nostalgia and loneliness found in abandoned trucks and machinery.
Though I often paint from photos I have taken, I also find beautiful outdoor spots and paint “alla prima”, in one session from nature.
SHOWS AND AWARDS
o December 2017 “Holiday Show” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA
o July 2017 “Summertime” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA
o May 2017 Silicon Valley Open Studios
o April 2017 “Women’s View 2017”. Caldwell Gallery, Redwood City CA
o March 2017 “Fins, Feathers and Furs”. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto CA
o September 2016 “Delicious” Studio Gallery, San Francisco
o June 2016 1st Place Award San Mateo County Fair “Driftwood, Texas”
o June 2016 3rd Place Award San Mateo County Fair ““Truck, Isleton”
o July 2015 Little Bee Bakery, San Francisco. Solo show
o May 2015 “Treats” at Café 78, San Francisco. Solo show
o March 2011 “Women’s View 2011”. Caldwell Gallery Redwood City CA