Expression through art has been a consistent theme my life. As a visual artist I began painting as soon as I could hold a brush (age 3). My first works were “impressionistic” using watercolors (Popeye followed by the Pony Express). I was influenced by poster artist Peter Max, and album cover artists of the 1960’s known for their bright colors and swirling psychedelic graphics. In High School I experimented with new mediums, including oils and pastels, and studied the styles of Vincent Van Gogh’s and Toulouse-Lautrec. I earned a Bachelors in Design/Illustration at SJSU. Self-employed since 1980, graphics clients include Joan Baez, Stanford Medical Center, Cities of San Carlos, San Mateo and Palo Alto, San Mateo Public Library, San Francisco & Palo Alto Chamber Orchestras, San Carlos Art & Wine Faire, etc. In 1996, I began volunteering on mural projects with Precita Eyes Mural Center. I’ve directed mural projects in Bay Area schools from Marin to South Bay. Mural commissions include: Designing and painting 3 large-scale Dante murals at St. Mary’s College in Moraga with my mentor, Susan Cervantes (founder of Precita Eyes), and a group mural project at SF MOMA. I’ve directed over 200 school mural projects and have received many residential and commercial mural commissions. From 2014-2019 I was an Art Specialist with the Cabrillo School District. In 2010, I joined CoCA (Colony of Coastside Artists) and found my way back to my original love of painting, creating nature-inspired art for show and sale.
Exhibiting at SVOS Weekend #1, May 7-8, 2022 at Site #341 in El Granada.