I paint with acrylics on canvas, exploring an expressive representation of the human form to convey emotion and to capture a moment in time. Sometimes edgy, sometimes fun, my work leans towards the abstract, utilizing a loose application of paint and boldness of color and line. Both the observation of people and the collection of spoken and written phrases provide endless and rich material for inspiration.
I have studied in the fine arts programs at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. Additionally, I have participated in painting forums with many central California artists. I am a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters and have been a frequent participant in Open Studios, an annual event sponsored by the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz, as well as numerous local exhibitions.