I have always been drawn to objects and images that have been damaged or ruined, but have become more beautiful in the process. The past and the memories it holds are illusions I want to express, often blurring and smearing surfaces and lines until the image is on the verge of fading away.
My paintings are usually inspired by a photograph that has special meaning to me. The memories that it holds come alive and often follow a different path than what I remember.
I hope my paintings speak to others about the haunting beauty of the past, and the sense of mystery in the present.
My husband and I moved to Larkspur last September after many years in Los Angeles.
When our son left to attend UC Berkeley, we began spending lots of time in the Bay Area and fell in love with its rugged beauty, the cool climate and even the fog rolling in at night.
I returned to painting four years ago after a long and successful decorative arts business. I was a member of the Los Angeles Art Association and continue my membership in Women Painters West and the Collage Association of America. Now that I am here in the Bay Area, I hope to focus my energy on being a part of its vibrant art community.