I’m an abstract painter and writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work in large and small formats on canvas, paper and panel, with a blended use of mixed media, including the use of metallic oxides ground into paint for depth and luminescence. Simply put, what my art is about for me is this: I’m searching for vibrancy and a lush sense of color in my themes—a multicultural, world-rich sense of it, really—offering something soul-stirring that resonates beyond traditional forms. Viscerally, I’m seeking an experience of feeling—a vividness which bypasses the linear thought process of the brain, and instead instantly and sensually lifts the eyes and the heart.
In my mediums I’m trying to push the form of traditional painting by using all kinds of substances and media—traditional oils, pastels and acrylics, ground metals, zinc and copper oxides, gold leaf, mica powders, sand, ground stone. Recent exhibits include HINC Showroom, San Francisco Design Center; Huffington Post’s Featured Fine Art Series; Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History; Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco; Art House Coop, Brooklyn, New York; Vita Art Center, Ventura, CA; Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; California Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco (50-piece solo exhibition); The Canvas Project, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA; Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont; and many more. I am also the author of the Amazon Top 100 Book, How to be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass as well as Naked Marriage (2018), and The Debt-Free Spending Plan (2012), and titles in fiction, travel, music, plays and more. I live with my husband, Michael, a writer, teacher and activist.