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Ever since I was young, I've been fascinated by colors of every form, including textiles. Currently, my primary source of inspiration for my diverse subject matter comes from maintaining a home garden and exploring the lively artistic city of Oakland, which my husband and I call home. The overwhelmingly paradoxical feeling of both being inspired by the big city where I reside now and the peacefulness of my beautiful hometown in the Sierra Nevadas is something that would be impossible to feel anywhere else.
My paintings are characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting mediums, and iridescent dreamscapes. Painting mostly with acrylic and oil on canvas, I work to illuminate textural qualities of reality that may go unnoticed by the naked eye.
I have worked with my hands for almost 20 years; first Painting and Drawing, then Sculpting, then Embroidery, then Weaving, then Macrame. My husband and I also take the occasional glass blowing class, and are hoping to get some more experience in that magical realm! I love how therapeutic it all is. My fiber pieces are sometimes simple and monotonous, but also complex at the same time. I'm a lifelong learner and my brain thrives on challenges and new projects.
I'm a recipient of a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of California Santa Cruz and was part of a group of colleagues that painted a mural at the UCSC Health Center. I also volunteered as a curator at both the UCSC campus art museum, as well as the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. My artwork is in many private residences throughout the U.S. and is hanging in some local public restaurants.