I am obsessed by color. I am a sucker for the drama of striking light. I keep being drawn to the lush fullness of fruit. I�m soothed by looking at flowers. I think food can be as beautiful as anything else. I want only the simplicity of watercolor � painting pure pigment on cotton paper. I love to make these paintings. And I love to teach and observe the creative process. I believe that acquiring paint handling skills, color and how to really see is the means to a much more important end. There is no one else who is ever going to make the art that is in us. Every time we put our brush into a pool of paint and touch it to our paper, it�s us. It carries our mark, like the tone of our voice and the way we sign our name. And the more we do it, the more refined our expression becomes, the more vivid is the illumination of our essence to the watercolor paper. Our consciousness lives in the work we make. Before I learned to paint, I used to go to art shows appreciating the delicacy and loveliness of the watercolors longing to be able to do that. Now, with the body of work I�ve created, I see and hold myself altogether differently. I experience a level of freedom that I didn�t imagine was possible. I am more myself than ever � by allowing myself to grow through my paintings. I still have many years in front of me in this art career � and am quite aware of the evolution that is yet to come in the work that emerges through me. I am infinitely grateful for the opportunity to make art and for the support that is carrying it forth.
I'm a selt-taught artist and once-reluctant, now-devoted teacher and a Marin native. I love what I do and am so grateful that I have the privilege of spending my life making art and accompanying others in their art-making journeys.