Here's my story
Growing up, drawing (especially horses) was one of my favorite hobbies. Knowing that I wanted a career in something creative, I went on to minor in Studio Art while earning my degree in Graphic Arts Production at San Jose State University. After working as a Graphic Designer for several years, I became a full-time mom and took up watercolor painting as a creative escape. After a few years, I tried out oil painting for the first time since college, realized how much I loved it, and haven’t looked back.
Images that attract me the most to paint are natural scenes that have interesting light – from reflections on water, to dramatic effects from late day sunlight, or any scene that includes an old barn. I often work from photos of my travels around California, Europe, and Central America, and also enjoy painting en plein air (outside from life). In the studio, I typically start with an underpainting, a technique used by the old masters, which first establishes the tonal values and areas of contrast, and it also unifies the whole painting while adding a vibrancy when it peeks through the colors added above it.
2nd Best of Show, 1st Place ribbon for water scene, 2nd & 3rd ribbons for figures
Sequoia Art Group Annual Show
May 18-19, 2019
Community Activities Building
1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City, CA55th annual Redwood City Art Show
September 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood CityFeatured Artist
February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019
University Art Store
2550 El Camino Real, Redwood CityOriginal Oil Painting Show
March 3, 2019 – April 30, 2019
Caldwell and Community Galleries
400 County Center, Redwood City2019 Women’s View art show
Juried art competition
Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto
Friday, August 3rd – Thursday, August 30, 2018The Human Form exhibition
October 1 – 31, 2017
University Art, Redwood City 2550 El Camino RealFall Art Exhibit
Finalist in juried art competition
University of Art, San Jose2017 UArt Open
Caldwell and Community Galleries at 400 County Center in Redwood City
March 2 – April 30, 2018San Mateo County Women’s View Art Show
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