Ceramics: Fine Art; Gallery; Illustration: Fine Art; Painting; Sculpture; Teaching Artist; Visual Art: Curating; Fibre Arts, Book Binding Arts
I am a local artist in Vallejo and joined American Canyon Arts Foundation in 2019. I work in a multitude of mediums, both fine arts and crafts. My current emphasis is drawing, painting and illustration. I was born and raised in Marin County, attended Terra Linda High in San Rafael. Graduated from Fresno State University where I earned my BA in Art in 1975. I moved to Vallejo in 1978 and began a career in the USDA Forest Service, in 1979, where I was employed for 31 years. I retired from my position of Information Technical/Computer Specialist at the end of 2010.
Upon retirement I began to reignite my interests in the outdoors and the influence which nature seeps into my depictions of the surrounding world. I think of myself as a bit of a scatter artist. I love all mediums. Although I work in many mediums, my special interests are in illustration, soft-sculpture, anything that is hand made and repurposed creations. I love to try new things and change directions at will.
I always knew that art, drawing, creating, and observing the world around me were my first loves. When asked what I wanted to do when I grew up, I always answered, “I want to be an artist!”. (I also wanted to be a giraffe!) I am still growing up, discovering and rediscovering the directions, styles, creative processes, and wonders that I want my art to say.