I am a Laguna Beach baby, an original “Canyon Rat.” I grew up in the hills and on the beaches of Laguna. I am a lucky girl. My father was an artist who exhibited in the Festival of Arts, and I had an uncle who was a very serious painter, so I grew up thinking being an artist was a normal thing to do. Coming from an artist’s family, there were always art materials at my disposal: clay, paints, paper – I could play with all of them.
I lived in Laguna Beach until I was 18, then spent 10 years in Santa Cruz and four years in Jamaica – first with the Peace Corps, then teaching at an art school in Kingston. When I came back to the States, I decided there is no place like home. I’ve been back in Laguna ever since, except for three years when I got my MFA in design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
I paint and I make hand-pulled prints and monotypes. My imagery runs a gamut from playful images to landscapes and symbolic abstraction. A friend and mentor once said that my work is personal and expressive and that here is always the touch of the poet in it. That pretty much sums it up.
Currently I exhibit each summer at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival .
You can also schedule a no obligation studio visit.
My studio is located in Laguna Beach at 3251 Laguna Canyon Road Studio C.
This visit to my studio video was produced by the Sawdust Festival
Here is a lovely story about one of my gestural abstract paintings
I offer monthly printmaking and painting workshops at my Laguna Canyon studio. Contact me at email@example.com more information. Note that workshops are suspended during the current health crisis.