I began my career as an artist
as soon as my infant hands could grasp a pencil.
throughout my school days, all papers, homework assignments
and notes were covered in drawings, doodles and characters
(not always to the amusement of my teachers).
my first photograph (at 7 years old) was of a cow,
taken with a Vivitar Point ‘N Shoot camera while on a family camping trip.
today, armed with that magical cow photo memory,
I strive to create a balanced spontaneity with
each photo I take, and a relatable personality with each
character I paint.
moving to the california high desert in 2016 was a step towards connecting more with the external peace and quiet in order to reach deeper into my own internal peace and quiet. The community of people I have become part of has been an added bonus, giving me the support and sense of belonging I have never thought possible.
whether it be painting, drawing, taking photos, being inspired by the weird beauty of the desert,
I am grateful for being able to express myself through my creativity.
In August of 2017 I moved my studio into a tiny wooden studio in the western movie set town of Pioneertown, about 20 minutes NW of Joshua Tree.
It has become my working studio and shop, open most Thursdays through Mondays from 11- dark.
Member of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council
3/2016 • La Sierra University “Women of the New Contemporary” group show, Riverside, CA
4/2016 • Mission Federal ArtWalk Art Festival, San Diego, CA
8/2016 • ArtWalk San Diego Liberty Station Art Festival, San Diego, CA
9/2016 • Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition , 29 Palms, CA
4/2015 • Artist Republic 4 Tomorrow “Stupid Cute” cat themed group show, Laguna Beach, CA
8/2015 • ArtWalk San Diego NTC (at liberty station) Art Festival, San Diego, CA
11/2015 • Sparks Gallery “Wandering in the Dream Field” group show, San Diego, CA
4/2014 • San Diego Art Institute “2014 Southern California/Baja Norte Regional Exhibition” San Diego, CA
7/2014 • Space 4 Art “Qanvas for Quiznos” ComicCon superhero themed group show, San Diego, CA
11/2014 • Artist Republic 4 Tomorrow “Art & Nature : New Contemporary” group show, Laguna Beach, CA
11/2013 • San Diego Art Department “8×8″ group show, San Diego, CA