Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life

-Pablo Picasso

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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.

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  • 1st Place ribbon for oil/acrylic category

    Livermore Art Association

    September 11-12, 2021
    Bothwell Arts Center
    Livermore, CA

    The Late Spring Art Show
  • Art Exhibition at the the Bankhead Theater

    July 1 – August 29, 2021
    Bankhead Theater Gallery
    2400 First St
    Livermore, CA

    Take Me There: Travel the world through art and photography
  • 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, CA

    55th annual Redwood City Art Show
  • September 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019
    Redwood City Public Library
    1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

    Featured Artist
  • February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019
    University Art Store
    2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City

    Original Oil Painting Show
  • March 3, 2019 – April 30, 2019
    Caldwell and Community Galleries
    400 County Center, Redwood City

    2019 Women’s View art show
  • Honorable Mention
    Juried art competition
    Pacific Art League
    668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto
    Friday, August 3rd – Thursday, August 30, 2018

    The Human Form exhibition
  • October 1 – 31, 2017
    University Art, Redwood City  2550 El Camino Real

    Fall Art Exhibit
  • Finalist in juried art competition
    University of Art, San Jose

    2017 UArt Open
  • Caldwell and Community Galleries at 400 County Center in Redwood City
    March 2 – April 30, 2018

    San Mateo County Women’s View Art Show

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