About the artist

About the artist

I am a Sausalito, California-based visual artist, and I work across media boundaries. Themes of memory provide the underpinnings of my work, but sometimes the work is simply a dialogue with the materials I employ. Formally, I work figuratively, and I also delve into abstraction. I try not to hem myself in by putting boundaries around my studio investigations.

I have been painting and drawing since a very young age, always making crafts as a child then starting formal lessons at the age of 10 with weekend figure drawing classes at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, where I grew up. I continued with art through high school at the Cleveland Institute of Art college-program in Lacoste, France. While an undergrad at Duke, I studied with painting professor Vernon Pratt. I spent my junior year of college on a Duke-Cornell program in Paris, studying art history at the Université de Paris-I and painting at the Académie Port-Royal. I later completed my MFA at Mills College in Oakland, California, where I was also awarded a teaching assistantship in my second year. I now teach visual art in continuing education at College of Marin, City Extension SF and with Ruth's Table, a non-profit intergenerational art space in San Francisco.

My work has been presented at Root Division, the Worth Ryder Gallery at UC Berkeley, the Mills College Art Museum, the Palo Alto Art Center, the Berkeley Art Center, Pour'd Contemporary Gallery in Michigan, Las Laguna Gallery and the Sanchez Art Center. My work is part of numerous private and corporate collections in the US. I will have a longterm public art commission installed in downtown Mill Valley, California in November, 2022.