I was born in California at the Stanford hospital in Palo Alto and moved to Del Mar. I was raised in La Canada Flintridge, Newport Beach and San Clemente. I Attended Anaoakia School in Arcadia and then attended college at University of Southern California majoring in English minoring in Spanish. After receiving a master Certificate in teaching. I married and then moved to New York City where i worked at Vouge magazine under Diana Vrelland and Dorothia Elkon. I began my painting career there studying at night at Hunter College and School of Visual Arts. Returning to Southern California, I worked at Knoll International in West Los Angeles and continued on as a commercial interior designer. During this time I was always painting, My heart was in San Clemente with my family where I body surfed, tandem surfed, sailed, and swam in the ocean. That is where I developed a deep appreciation of the Pacific Ocean and South Orange County. Currently I'm raising my son as a single parent in Pasadena and proceeding my painting journey.
As an artist, I am deeply influenced by a west coast lineage. Having revered Peter Alexander, Ed Moses and Richard Diebenkorn, I believe I work in that context. Today my paintings are a deep reflection of my west coast experience. Having been born here and lived here, San Clemente and Pasadena, nearly all my life. My work reflects the wide vistas, horizons, and expanses of California. The paintings are also my emotional response to the landscapes. They are a visual synthesis of experience, emotion, and place. I am currently using mixed media: acrylic, gels, resin, molding paste, matte medium, gloss medium, to build a flat canvas. I have left off color as it is a distraction of my goals. I am essentially a colorist who loves a minimal use of color; thus, black. I have been exploring night, fog, horizon, and the shimmering luminosity of it all. I have been lucky to see the twinkling of stars, the phosphorescence and the grunion along with a full moon at low tide and high tide with surging waves and almost no waves. This series of paintings is an expression of these moments and memories.
L.A.C.C, Los Angeles, CA, 1997 Student Art Exhibitor: City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, April 2000 Holly Street Bar & Grill, Pasadena, CA, December 2000 Student Art Exhibition: Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, April 2001 Student Art Exhibition: Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, April 2002 Art of the Palette, Pasadena, CA, 2003 Pasadena Arts Festival, Pasadena, CA, October 2003 Your Last Picture Show: Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, June 2004 Offramp Gallery, Charity Event 2011 Chain Letter: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, July 2011 Along The Foothills: Anthony's, December 2011 Six-by-Six: Podely Properties, May 2012 The Third Amistad International Benefit Art Show: Montecito CA, August 2012 IPhoto Photography Shoot: The Factory Hair And Makeup Studio, Pasadena CA September 2012