Painting with oils has been a part of my life since I was a child. Growing up in Silicon Valley with views of San Francisco Bay provided me with ample opportunities to paint. Through art, I identify what I find beautiful.
Growing up, my family moved around the Midwest. In the following years, we lived in the Bay Area and later relocated back to the Midwest. I feel that the experiences and places I have visited and lived have made me cosmopolitan in the sense that I have taken them with me. My artwork reflects my travels and cultural experiences. I'm inspired by our travels to Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado, where our children reside. I studied in Tuscany as part of the La Macina di San Cresci Artist Fellowship. As a result, I have developed a distinctive aesthetic. Though I have painted for many years, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree later in life. I am a full-time artist living in Troy, Ohio. I have exhibited locally and regionally since 2010.
I am inspired by artists past and present. Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, and Gaugin are among my favorite Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. As a member of The Dayton Society of Artists, I enjoy the involvement and support of other artists in the vibrant art community there.
In my work, I love painting portraits, landscapes, and abstracts in oil. I create motifs using primal forms and design elements. As an artist, I am driven by inspiration. My work aims to express my soul and inspire others.