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I come from a family of painters, both my mother and uncle were oil painters. Following graduation from Occidental College with a BA in Art and a Teaching Credential, I taught high school art in the Los Angeles Unified School System. I had very little time for art until my family was raised. But for the last twelve years I have started back with a passion exploring painting and means of expression.

To me the most important aspect of painting is the interpretation of emotion that a person, object or place is emitting; I love color especially and admit to being an unabashed colorist.

My favorite quote is from Picasso, "inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." That says it all.


  • January, Orinda Library, "Now and Then" exhibition, comparing my recent work with older pieces. Reception January 6th 2:30 to 4:30. Orinda, CA


  • Work continuously on display at Main Street Arts, LLC, 613 Main St., Martinez
  • May, Introducing Artist 5 at Main Street Art, Martinez, CA
  • June teaching demonstration and class at Trilogy Rio Vista, CA
  • October Lamorinda Arts Alliance Show, "Small Things" At the aRt Cottage in Concord, CA
  • November until January 10th 2019, "In the Fields:Botanical Lore" juried show at Arts Benecia, Benecia, CA
  • November, "It's Political" juried show at Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna, CA
  • December, Artist 5 exhibition, "Color Crush" Martinez County Administration Building, Lobby until January 10th 2019, Pine St., Martinez, CA


  • Continuously on view at Main Street Arts Gallery, Martinez, CA
  • Continuously on view at Robert Jenson Salon, Lafayette, CA
  • Art Cottage, "Anything Goes," January, Concord, CA
  • Featured artist at Main Street Arts Gallery, February. Show will be "Real Life to Still Life II" Martinez, CA
  • Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, "Driven to Abstraction' Show, March, San Ramon, CA
  • Juror and exhibitor for the Lamorinda Arts Alliance show, "Art to Soothe the Soul," at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. May 1st to June 9th
  • Art Cottage, Concord: "The Body Revealed," all of June. Reception June 17th from 3 to 5
  • Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery: "Go Figure," a CWA juried show. All of June reception June 10th from 1 to 4.