about

jkjt

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

2019 events
2/2019 •  The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, Solo Show, 29 Palms, CA
2018 events
4/2018 •  Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival, 29 Palms, CA
10/2018 • HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tour, Pioneertown, CA
2017 events
3/2017  •  Indian Wells Art Festival, Indian Wells, CA
4/2017 •  Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival, 29 Palms, CA
4/2017 •  Mission Federal ArtWalk Art Festival, San Diego, CA
6/2017 •  ArtWalk Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA
7/2017 •  Artist Republic Gallery “Art & Nature” group show, Anaheim, CA
8/2017  •  Idyllwild Art in the Park Art Festival, Idyllwild, CA
8/2017  •  ArtWalk San Diego Liberty Station Art Festival, San Diego, CA
9/2017  •  29 Palms Gallery “Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition Juried Show”, 29 Palms, CA
10/2017 • HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tour, Pioneertown, CA
2016 events
3/2016  •  La Sierra University “Women of the New Contemporary” group show, Riverside, CA
4/2016  •  Mission Federal ArtWalk Art Festival, San Diego, CA
6/2016  •  Joshua Tree Art Gallery “June Invitational Show” group show,  Joshua Tree, CA
7/2016  •  Gallery 62 “Member’s Gallery July Show” group show, Joshua Tree, CA
8/2016  •  ArtWalk San Diego Liberty Station Art Festival, San Diego, CA
9/2016  •  29 Palms Gallery “Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition Juried Show”, 29 Palms, CA
9/2016  •  Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition , 29 Palms, CA
10/2016 • The Free Art Foundation “Monsters & Villains” Mama’s Kitchen Benefit show, San Diego, CA
10/2016 • 29 Palms Gallery “Collective Show” Group Show, 29 Palms
10/2016 • HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tour, Joshua Tree, CA
12/2016 • Gallery 62 “Member’s Gallery December Show” group show, Joshua Tree, CA

2015 events
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

2014 events
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

2013 events
11/2013  •  San Diego Art Department “8×8″ group show, San Diego, CA