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About

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A California native based in Monterey, I am a contemporary landscape painter.   Inspired by nature, travel, as well as my local coastal environment, I create paintings that are vibrant and full of joy.  Subject matter for my work ranges from gardens and landscapes to modern botanicals.

 

I strive to capture those moments when you find a connection or feel an emotional response to a particular place.  The blend of saturated colors, light and shadow transports the viewer into these special places, letting you feel the crunch of gravel under your feet on a garden path or the breeze coming over the dunes at the coast.

 

Working in multiple media formats including acrylic, watercolors and pastels, I layer and blend colors to create atmosphere and sumptuous textures. My unique layering process often starts with hand-printing initial images using a gel plate on thick cotton paper.  Additional layers are added with acrylic paint and then finished with watercolor/gouache and pastels. 

Other Projects:

Two richly illustrated books (Available on Amazon): 

  • Cooking at the Chateau - Seasonal menus from the south of France features my artwork and original recipes.

  • In the Garden features 12 bay area gardens, descriptions and my paintings from each locations.  

Artist Residencies in 2024:  I am so grateful to have been awarded spots in the following art residencies:

  • Chateaux Orqueveux, France (March 2024)

  • Studio Panicale, Italy (May 2024)

Art Educator:

Los Altos Art Docents:  Volunteer art educator for K-6 public schools in Los Altos. 

Art Classes:  Upcoming Summer (July) class at the Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, CA

Monterey Museum of Art: Art Docent

To purchase original paintings or for commissions, please use contact form.

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