I’m a painter living between San Francisco, Minnesota, and places I'm invited to go and paint or teach. This July I'll be teaching a plein air painting workshop in Massachusetts at Cross Street Flower Farm (part of a weekend retreat to raise funds to help put Nepali girls through school) and in Spring 2024 I'll be teaching a 5-day painting and meditation workshop in Sicily (part of a creativity and somatic movement women's retreat -- including yoga, Sicilian food and wine, and natural beauty -- come!). I'll be posting more info on both soon.
So a little background here: I’ve made art pretty much my whole life, but didn’t fully dive in until my mid-30s. By then, I’d had over 40 jobs. I’ve delivered mail at a retreat center in the Hudson Valley, sold knives kitchen to kitchen in St. Paul, ran a service-learning program for teens in Portland, taught art and yoga to adults with disabilities in Chicago, mentored teens at a boarding school in New Mexico, and was a project coordinator for an arts nonprofit that supported artists with life-threatening illnesses in San Francisco.
It was part of my job at Visual Aid to reach out to artists for donations for our annual fundraiser. I met a local artist through the organization who encouraged me to participate in ArtSpan Open Studios and showed me the ropes. And hey,10 years later, there's nothing else I'd rather be doing.
Constantly floored by nature, I like to toast the moments that cause me to look up and slow down. I paint to connect with these moments and to remind myself how a place felt. My aim is to hopefully leave the viewer with some of the stillness I felt.
I show my paintings regularly around the Bay Area and soon in Minnesota. I had my first show in Catania, Sicily over the summer and I'm working on some Bay Area and Midwest paintings to show in the fall.
I have a few openings for commissions this summer, so if you're interested, please get in touch and I'll send you more info.
Here are some of my past paintings and commissions, illustrations, and prints.
Click here for available original paintings.