Artist Statement

My work relies on color, form and pattern, in that order. I am best described as a colorist who blends reality and imagination. I work in acrylic, oil and watercolor. I especially enjoy painting in acrylics for the boldness of the palette options and ability to add texture to my paintings, however, the flow of watercolor offers freedom and “happy surprises” which add to the immediacy of my paintings. Oil gives me the ability to add depth and fluency, as well as a range of color and texture effects.

I also love drawing and painting figures and portraits;  “Micalina's Granddaughter,” was a finalist in the 3rd Annual Women Artists exhibit. In February, 2022 I’m the Spotlight Artist for the Fusion Gallery.  My location painting, "Davenport Evening," was chosen as the poster for the Pacific Art League's (Palo Alto),  'Beyond 20/20, 99th Year Celebration Exhibition.'

My work has been shown in juried exhibits, galleries in CA, OH, MD, and in Europe, as well as in private collections. I teach at Ghost Ranch, NM; and will again when COVID-19 permits...

I have found in my street scenes and similar "location" series of paintings a love of solving the geometry and ability to create a sense of place. When you see these paintings I hope you have a sense of recognition, even if you’ve not been there in person.

Please let me know if you'd like an appointment to my Studio--no obligation.

I'd enjoy showing you my art!


417 Van Ness Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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