About Me

My Background

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 Making art is my passion, and I love sharing it with others. Born and raised in California, I have been an artist since childhood, beginning my first commissioned artworks at the age of 16, also gaining top honors and recognition in both local and state competitions. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, and have studied Graphic Design at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. I exhibit in the Bay Area, with artwork in public and private collections across the US.

My Medium

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Practice is key to mastering media and opening up creative possibilities. My main media include oils, watercolor, pastels, charcoal, graphite, and pen & ink. I enjoy making art for exhibitions, creating commissioned portraits, teaching art to kids and adults, and I enjoy various special art projects that come my way. I have been blessed with support and encouragement my whole life, and I especially enjoy nurturing art and creativity in others as well.


My Inspiration

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I love to paint and draw people, still-life, animals, and landscape. When I make art, I strive to recreate the nuances that I see and experience when viewing an object in certain lighting, or the feeling of an environment that I am in, or the unique personality of the subject that I paint or draw. It is very gratifying when I make an artwork that connects with a viewer, provoking a feeling, a mood, memory for that person.