Growing up in San Diego, I have fond memories of many pleasurable hours
spent browsing the art museums and artist studios in Balboa Park, and
riding the carousel with my grandma. I am fortunate to have come "full
circle" through a variety of non-art occupations to where I am
today...spending my days in the studio and painting full time.
I'm often asked what this artist does in a typical day...
- 6-8:00 am. Early morning hours on the computer to answer emails, marketing, accounting, etc.
- 10-3:00 pm. Mid morning hours spent painting in the studio.
- 4-5:00 pm. Afternoon hour spent photographing and posting to blog.
- 6-7:00 pm. Evening hour spent framing, wrapping and shipping.
All those hours in between? I shop, clean, cook, eat, pay bills, and sleep just like everyone else :)
Since I prefer to handle all of my art sales personally, I invite you to
view my work at my studio/gallery #212 at NTC Liberty Station Arts & Culture District, San Diego. My work is also found in Southern California at
various art festivals and shows listed on my "Upcoming Events" page.
Often asked about my unique style, I can only say that it is the result
of almost daily painting, training in illustration, painting and art
history, plus a great deal of experimentation over time. Twelve years ago,
after being introduced to soft pastel, I began to incorporate my own
techniques and paint daily.
I am a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and a juried member of the Daily Painters Gallery. Locally in
San Diego, I am a member of the Museum of the Living Artist, Spanish
Village Art Center, and the Pastel Society of San Diego.
My passion for design and color has resulted in numerous “Best in Show”
awards in Illustration and Fine Arts, and my original and commissioned
works in soft pastel and oil are in collections and institutions
throughout the country.
“I enjoy painting the world with my own twist. Rather than producing
textbook renditions, I choose to concentrate on emphasizing the
individual character of my subject. Blending of traditional
materials allows me to give unique personality to everyday scenes. I
approach each of these original works as an adventure. The result is as
surprising for me as I hope it is for you.”