Artist Statement

As a local Santa Cruz Artist and Designer, I work from my home studio. I’ve always been in love with all things creative. For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawing, painting and working with three dimensional form to bring a sense of joy and calm to my own life and now to share with you as well.

I am heavily inspired by nature, contrasts of light, beautiful color, organic detail & the geological diversity of our landscape. My recent series of abstract works draws on the beauty & strength of our majestic ocean and the ethereal & atmospheric qualities of our precious California coast.

Growing up in the San Lorenzo Valley, I began studying art in high school and continued locally at Cabrillo College. I then went on to receive an Associate of Arts in Design and Humanities and a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Interior Design- Design Management. I am the founder, owner, artist and principle interior designer at Whitney Design Studios where I continue to make art an essential part of everyday life.


Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, USA