About Me

When I think about myself as an artist I always think of my mother first because she was an artist and my earliest inspiration. We went to galleries and art museums throughout my childhood, and I was encouraged to create art in every medium and genre I was interested in.

This Follow Your Heart belief system has led me to continue working in multiple genres throughout my life. Lately, I've been attempting to resolve my interests via mixed media (mostly pastel, oil pastel, digital and acrylic) but I'm showcasing the full range of my work on this blog: fine art paintings and abstract photography, handmade printmaking, digital / graphic art and illustration. I've been an artist my whole life and, while I often do work in a series, I've never been satisfied doing just one thing. Have a look around! I hope you like what you see.

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Currently represented by Art Etc. Gallery, 256 E. 1st Street, Chico, California 95928, (530) 895-1161

Sept. 7 - Sept. 28, 2018 • Time Honored. (All Media National Juried Show), Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., Chico, CA. Mixed media in oil pastel and acrylic on cradled panel.

August 25 - November 25, 2018 • Art Etc. Gallery, 256 East 1st St., Chico, CA. Mixed Media.

July 6 -29, 2018 • Portrait Revolution. Juried Show, jointly at Idea Fab Lab and Chico Art Center, 603 and 450 Orange St., Chico, CA. Mixed Media, digital and acrylic on canvas.

May 31 - July 15, 2018 • Persistence (Northern California Women Artist Juried Show) at MONCA (Museum of Northern California Art), 900 Esplanade, Chico, CA. Mixed media on canvas.

March 9 - 30, 2018 • Livable Planet? Juried Show at Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., Chico, CA. Mixed media in oil pastel and acrylic on cradled panel.

Oct. 2015-May 2016 • Chico Art Center Juried Show at the Chico Breast Care Center. 1720 Esplanade, Chico, CA.

Aug. 2015  • Art Etc. Gallery. 3rd St., Chico, CA, Mixed media paintings in acrylic and pastel.

July-Aug. 2015 • National All Media Juried Show at Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., Chico, CA
Juried by Natalie Nelson, Director/Curator for the Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, Mixed media abstract landscape combining pastel and acrylic.

June 2015 • Contemporary Woman Show at Chico Art Center, 450 Orange St., Chico, CA, Juried by Jean Gallagher, Art Professor, Chico State University, Mixed media portrait combining digital and acrylic collage.

May 2015 • Butte College 33rd Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition, Butte College Art Gallery, Butte College Campus Dr., Oroville, CA., Juried by Sandi Escobar, Assistant Professor of Art, Sierra College Drawing and Painting.

May 2015 • Members Show., 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, Chico, CA, Mixed media in acrylic, pastel, oil pastel and photography.

2015 • Juried Group Show at Chico City Hall. 411 Main St., Chico, CA. Acrylic painting.

2014 • Two-Person Show, Broadway Heights, 300 Broadway, Chico, CA. Mixed media in acrylic, pastel, oil pastel and photography.

2013 • Art Etc. Gallery. 3rd St., Chico, CA., Mixed media portraits in acrylic and collage.

2013 • Group Show: “2D for the Entire Gallery.” 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway, Chico, CA, Mixed media in acrylic, pastel, oil pastel and photography.

2013 • Two-person show. Ellis Arts, 122 Broadway, Chico, CA, “Focusing on the Whimsical.” Acrylic paintings.

2012 • Two-person show. Ellis Arts, 122 Broadway, Chico, CA, Painting and photography.

1989 • Solo Exhibit. Artisans Gallery, 1368 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.“Contained Chaos”. Explorations of improvisation within a structure. Mixed media: Paper collage and acrylic.

1989 • Bargetto Winery Art Show, 3535 No. Main St., Soquel, CA. Mixed media: Paper collage and acrylic.

1988 • Solo Exhibit. Artisans Gallery, 1368 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA., “New Directions.” Paper mosaics and collage.

1988 • Solo Exhibit. Boulder Creek Library, 133090 West Park Ave., Boulder Creek, CA. Juried by the Santa Cruz Cultural Council. “Going Beyond.” Paper mosaics and collage.

1988 • Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA. Juried by the Santa Cruz County Cultural Council. Paper mosaics and collage.

1988 • Santa Cruz County Open Studios Tour. Juried show. 317 California St., Santa Cruz, CA.
Paper mosaics and collage.

1988 • Solo Exhibit, The Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery at the Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA. Paper mosaics and collage.

1987 • Solo Exhibit. Artisans Gallery. 1368 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Paper mosaics.

1987 • Two-Person Show. The Buttery, 702 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Selected by fiber artist Marion Dansky. Quilt-inspired paper mosaics.


1987 • Capitola Art & Wine Festival. Downtown Capitola, CA. Quilt-inspired paper mosaics.