My pieces are an expression of my own experiences and memory, I hope viewers will be moved to recall an experience, evoke a forgotten memory or simply enjoy the textures and colors before them.
I’ve been surrounded by art since my childhood in southern California, where my father was a well-known watercolor artist and my mother was involved with fashion, and textiles. Friends and relatives were sculptors, woodworkers, painters, and printmakers.
So it’s no wonder I’ve worked in watercolors, pen-and-ink, acrylics, photography, serigraphy, and now in mixed media. In the last few years I’ve incorporated sticks, bones, quail eggs, and other organic materials into my work, as well as textural objects like fans, kimono, and baby shirts.
In the past, I taught serigraphy and design at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, and before that I had a design company in San Francisco (Shubin Design Group) and was an art director and creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saaatchi, and Mojo (Australia). Most recent I was a book publisher and book designer at my company: The Book Alchemist for independent authors.
I am also a part time travel photographer and a member of Bay Area Travel Writers & Photographers, and have published 4-color travel books with Destination Insights.