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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.

2016:

  • Work continuously on view at Main Street Arts Gallery, Martinez, CA
  • Work continuously on view at Robert Jenson Salon, Lafayette, CA
  • Orinda Books, Solo Show, "Still Life to Real Life," February, Orinda, Ca
  • Art Cottage, "Naked not Nude" Show, May, Concord, CA
  • Pinole Artisans, guest artist and speaker, August, Pinole, CA
  • Concord Art Assoc., live demo and talk, Concord Library, Concord, CA
  • Lamorinda Art Show, demonstrator and exhibitor, September, Lafayette, CA
  • Artist Getaway, People's Choice award, 1st place, October, Occidental, CA
  • Martinez Library Plein Air Show, November and December, Martinez, CA
  • Debra Huse on-line Christmas Treasures's Show, Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach , CA
  • Orinda Library, December, Orinda, CA

    2017:

  • 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.