I am a painter, printmaker, and book artist living in the Pacific Northwest. I have a degree in design and cultural anthropology from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Public Health from UC Los Angeles, and for over 20 years I worked in fundraising and non profit management.
Since 2002, I have devoted myself to my art. I started with pastels on paper. With the guidance of talented mentors, I developed my drawing, painting and print making skills. I paint principally with oils on canvas or wood panels. I draw almost daily and for two years, I posted my daily drawings on Facebook and Instagram. For about 10 years I was a member of William Park's Print Studio. I recently acquired a 24"x 36" Ettan etching press for my studio. Book arts evolved out of my interest in printmaking and my love of books.
The artists who are most influential to me are those that work in a variety of mediums. Whenever I come across a book of Bonnard's lithographs, Matisse's cutouts, Kentridge's drawings on book pages, and others, I am reminded that I don't have to set limits on my creative expression. I use the materials on hand, the inspiration from my daily life and travels, and work in my studio.