About Me

I am a classically trained artist whose work has been shown at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in NYC as part of an Allied Artists of America exhibit, and Windsor Gallery in Miami, Florida. I used to paint for for the San Francisco Opera, ACT, The San Francisco Ballet, and movies that came to town.

I studied Art at UCSC, Architecture at Cal Berkeley, and scene painting at The Studio and Forum of Stage Design in New York City.

My work is large and dramatic. My theatrical background and training is evident in each piece. Early in my career, I was successful in garnering shows and mural work but mid-career I moved to digital media and work in tech to support my children as a single parent. I continued to do murals and large wall hangings, but didn’t have the time to dedicate my all to my art. Now that the children are adults, I can re-emerge and I’ve already had a solo show which garnered a commission.

About The Work

When you look at the paintings on my website, you will see that in the early days of my career I was very controlled. In fact I felt like I had to control every bit of the composition, color, and texture. I fought the medium so it would succumb to my vision. I used straight edges and compass to ensure a clean look. Only the carousel horse series shows a partnership with the paint.

Recent Work

When I was younger, I was very conscious of how people would perceive my work. My mother would laugh at my work if I departed from something classical. I’ve always had an affinity to flowers, but in the art world that is considered decorative and feminine — two bad words. Well, let’s face it, most are IS decorative (it hangs on a wall) and I AM feminine, so I am embracing what I love to paint. I also have developed a partnership with the medium. I let the paint do what paint does and encourage it to move in its natural way now. The backgrounds of my new works show you what I mean. I then let the background tell me what should be in the foreground — what flower needs to be represented.

Many of the new works are painted over paintings that I did in the Windows, New Fable, or New Myth series. A few of those works are worth keeping but I look at alot of them and I wonder what I was thinking. It was a valuable series because it brought my hand back. I reestablished my ability to paint.

Now, in my later years. I am finally exploring the canvas, the paint, the form, the composition and working with them all as a partner. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this evolves.

Please check out my still life and landscape paintings, as well as murals, and a series on carousel horses.

Support The Arts

The archival-quality prints of my work can be actual size or scaled down. You may also order custom sizes — just reach out for pricing. I offer free crating, shipping, and insurance on everything.

If you would like to commission a work, please contact me.

If you would like to become a monthly sponsor, please go to my contact page and fill out the form. Sponsors get VIP invitations to gallery openings, special offers and sales, and first refusal on new works.

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Galleries and Exhibits

Theater, Opera, TV, Movies

Commissioned Work

Murals and Faux Finishes


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