I’m a painter living between San Francisco, Minnesota, and places I'm invited to go and paint.
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 riverside 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 (now a close friend) who encouraged me to participate in ArtSpan Open Studios and showed me the ropes. And, hey, almost 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.
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 planning to go back to teach another workshop in 2023 -- got to get back there.
Here are some past paintings and commissions, illustrations, and prints. I also teach meditation and painting workshops to both adults and kids and I'll be posting more information soon.
Click here for available original paintings.