I’ve been making art all my life, ever since childhood when I lost track of time creating mud pies and cakes in the backyard. In college I fell in love with ceramics. After a long ceramics career, my hands needed a break, and I began to combine painting with sculpture and mixed media.
Making art fulfills a need I have to use my hands and to escape into another world. I like to challenge myself by changing the format of the work, the size, media, style, focus, color. Organic shapes appeal to me and reflect my attraction to nature.
My repertoire is built around several themes: outer space, interior of the body and mind, pears, paths, trees, the soul, altars and shrines. They’re all related in my world and often overlap. I like abstraction and realism. I like to construct and manipulate materials. It’s difficult to put my work into a category.
I began traveling in the French countryside in 1994 where the exquisite beauty of the land is a visual and spiritual feast. I’ve been pretty focused on capturing this landscape realistically by using pathways as a metaphoric device to depict the quest or journey we are all on.
I don’t think I’ll ever not make art, and I’m grateful it’s a big part of my life.
My repertoire is built around several themes: outer space, interior of the body and mind, pears, paths, trees, the soul, altars and shrines.
others (list available upon request)
BA in Art and MA in Studio Art, CSUS
Numerous commissions, instructor and lecturer, recipient of various awards