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 (now a good friend) who encouraged me to participate in ArtSpan Open Studios and showed me the ropes.
I like to see my paintings as toasts to the moments that cause me to look up and slow down. This fall, I'll be participating in SF Open Studios.
My last show was in Catania, Sicily (travel paintings of the glorious Mt. Etna, Ustica, and Ortigia). And I'm heading back there in May 2024 to paint and co-teach a Creativity Retreat. Want to come?
If you're interested in a commission or a painting, please get in touch and I'll send you more info.