My painting is a process of discovery where each move informs the next. It's a dance between linear thinking and intuitive creative expression. As a recovering perfectionist, I prefer to work in mixed media because it’s versatile, flexible and forgiving. Each of my paintings begin with layers and layers of texture created by using varieties of paper, media, found objects and paint. This rich foundation allows me to carve into the materials, revealing the rich history hidden beneath. Bold colors, geometric shapes and text dance whimsically on the canvas to create value and visual interest. “Drawing outside the lines” in my studio and in life, feeds my creative muse.
I have always had a creative bent and have applied my creativity to building businesses, professional cooking and art. I am a self-taught artist with a full-time focus on my art practice. When I am not in the studio painting, I consult for my former business, Parties That Cook which inspires connection through group cooking and contribute recipes bi-monthly to the San Jose Mercury News Food Section. I am an avid gardener and my garden, home and art are currently featured on Houzz and Houzz TV.