I have always been influenced by nature.
I love exploring the ecosystems that surround us, and my paintings are ecosystems of my creativity.
Personal history and cultural history are important for us to learn from and grow. My work is intertwined with both. I had taken a decade long break from painting, and it was the action of daily walks on the Lobos Creek Valley Trail that bit by bit started stirring within me my artistic flow again.
What I didn’t realize at the time is this now flourishing dune ecosystem was once a military scrap heap. In fact before developing into the wonderful city it is today, San Francisco was largely made up of coastal sand dunes, and much of this native landscape no longer exists.
After under going a major restoration, this trail is now a haven for some of this lost piece of natural history.
I find the cyclical transformation of this land and it’s transformation
of me was a bridge back to myself.
I have always been influenced by nature. I love exploring the ecosystems that surround us, and my paintings are ecosystems of
my creativity. My art is an extension of my experience of the nature around me, and it’s largely the nature of the Lobos Creek Valley Trail that I am influenced by.
My process is very simple - I walk in nature, I paint. My work is a transmission of that energy.
During this time in history, it is so important to create and be exposed to art. Now more than ever we must continue to make and share art and use it as a bridge to expand as human beings.
My work is made using gouache on illustration board
or watercolor paper.
I hold a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I've shown my work in Philadelphia, San Diego, NYC and San Francisco. In 2010
I co-hosted an art fundraiser for the non-profit Camfed who provide education and investment for girls and women in Africa.