Mill Valley, CA
As I paint I think about the female psyche and how it manifests in behavior and manages in a patriarchal society. My intent is to draw attention to the obsessions with body image, make-up, and clothing . This is done playfully with the figures set in whimsical surreal realms.
Growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, I danced and performed ballet and modern jazz for 20 years. After moving to San Francisco, , I studied art at San Francisco City College, California College of the Arts, and Sonoma State University where in 1995 I received a BFA in painting. I continued with a Post-Baccalaureate Tutorial working with Chester Arnold and Bob Nugent, Bay Area painters and professors. I live in Mill Valley, and have taught workshops in encaustic techniques in California and Hawaii.
I have shown my work extensively in the U.S. and the Bay Area.