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Artist Statement

My paintings are inspired by photos that I’ve taken over the years. From my travels, my daughter, experiences and moods, these images are starting points of discovery. Dimensions change, colors are altered, shadows are deepened, edges can be softened or sharpened and compositions arise from these elements. There is always a singular feeling that motivates the painting. I have come to respect these sensations, letting theme guide me through the process. Non-animate objects can arouse sentiments as strong as personal subjects. Movement is very important to me, the eye moving over the canvas, capturing the light and pulsing of shapes. Each painting is a story to investigate. My job is to begin the story, allowing the viewer to take it to the next step.


B.A, S.F. State University, 1995


Gallery Route One Annual Juried Show for 2011/2012
Falkirk annual Bay Area juried show 2010
“red”, San Mateo City Hall Gallery, 2008
Energy Gallery – “2-3-d-5” , 2006-2007
Artist-Xchange Gallery, 2007
Falkirk Museum Annual Show 2006
Marin Society of Artists National Exhibition 2004
Falkirk Museum Annual Juried Art Show 2003
Marin Arts Council Exhibit, 2002
College of Marin,2001
Fairfield Visual Arts 37th Annual Art Show, 1999
Gallery 84, New York City (Curated by Mirasol), 1997
College of Marin, 1997
Artisans Gallery (Mill Valley CA.) 1997
B.A.C.A. Exhibition (Berkeley), 1997
Fairfield Visual Arts 34th Annual Art Show, 1996
Marin County Fair, 1997
Women Artists of San Geronimo Valley Art Show, 1997
College of Marin, re:birth, Spring 2009

Ella and Buick 30x24

Marin Open Studios, 2010
Marin Open Studios, 2009
Marin Open Studios, 2004
Marin Open Studios, 2001
Marin Open Studios, 2000
Oaxacan Series, 1997
Mona Lease Gallery - Broad Brush 2010
SFMOMA Rental Gallery – 2005-10
Ross Valley Winery, 2008
Kohn and Jones Gallery 2005
Aperto Restaurant.2003
Gallery Azul, Fairfax,CA. 2002
Dolphin Gallery, Gualala, 2001
Belvedere-Tiburon, 1999
Fairfax Library, 1998
Frascati Restaurant, 1997
Enrico’s Restaurant, 1997


Grand Prize: Fairfield Visual Art Show
Selection to Permanent Collection (Fairfield, artist decline)
1st Prize: College of Marin
Selection to College of Marin Permanent Collection
Saatchi Gallery -