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"The arts enlarge people's imagination and widens their view of the world through visual thinking. A work of art should heighten the one's senses and increase your ability to experience the world in a more complex, subtle and meaningful manner, and confront your own thinking."

About Me

Art has been a part of my life from a very early age and everything thing I do has something to do with art. From the moment I could hold an object in my hand I was using it to express something about my world and myself. I studied art in college simply because there was nothing that piqued my interest more than expressing myself through art. I could never see myself doing anything but art.

My studio practice embraces the immediacy of drawing with the processes of printmaking. This body of work are hand-pulled, one of a kind, monotype prints that relate to coming to terms with learning to deal with difficult things in life. The images an optimistic view of our capacity to handle challenging situations. The background colors are not constrained by the boundary of the lines. The colors attempt to reflect the strength, beautify and joy one can have even admit challenges. These works seek to convey gracefully keeping ones’ balance and moving forward in life even while bearing the weight of difficulties.

Examples of My Work

Fun Facts

Biking-I participate in endurance mountain biking races.
Outdoors-My father was an outdoors writer & I spent my youth in the wilderness!
Foodie-I'm part of the Elite crew for Yelp.
Chocolate-I wake up to a cup of homemade sipping chocolate each day.
Collector-I have a large collection of art from other artists.

More About Me

When did you know you were an artist?

I didn’t set out to be an artist, it was something that I was always doing. It was my way to engage with the world from a very early age. I use to get into trouble in elementary school for doodling (i.e. visual note taking) on the side of my homework assignments.

What other non-artist jobs have you had?

I've taught art and art education in various schools over the past thirty years. I am a huge advocate for how the arts help others make sense of what they experience.

What inspires you?

This quote by Martha Graham, the mother of modern dance, inspires me: "“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost."