I believe in the transformative power of art to empower, heal and connect people. Grounded in the spirit of play and joy, I consider my intuitive art making process a spiritual experience. My studio is my sanctuary. I enjoy processes and methods that require waiting, slowing down, and are meditative. Materials and selecting the materials are important to me. Art making cultivates a sense of curiosity, wonder and possibilities and is my practice of being present and resisting certitude. A strong belief and connection to a divine power is often expressed in my works. I am inspired by the natural world and stories of the human experience. Symbolism is the common thread that is woven into my work. I make mixed media and book art and especially love hanji, Korean handmade paper.
After a 20 year career in health care and becoming an empty nester, I listened to my spirit whispers to embark on my artist journey in 2013. I am passionate about empowering girls and women through education and the arts. To that end, I have served as a member of the board of directors for Daraja Academy, a high school for girls in Kenya and am a certified facilitator of Traveling Postcards workshops which provide art workshops as a source of support to survivors of gender-based violence.
I am an artist member of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art and the Asian American Women Artists Association. My work has been in exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and are in private collections. The proceeds of the sale of my work are donated to organizations that serve our community in the areas of mental health, education, women's empowerment and most recently social justice. I live in Marin County, CA with my beloved husband and two doggies. Outside my studio, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and reading.