I have had a love of art my whole life. That love mixed with my passion for animals and travel has really shaped my life. I grew up in Los Angeles and graduated with a degree in History from California State University at Northridge. Although I had a history degree I still pursued my art. Impelled to travel to places that were oﬀ the beaten path my art became more personal and I embraced it with enthusiasm. From the Amazon to Bhutan I found inspiration that I had to paint. Coupled with my commitment to volunteer. (speciﬁcally Elephant Nature Park in Thailand), I encountered unexpected new inspiration that I just wanted to explore with art.
It must be my personality because I love detailed work whether it is my silks or watercolors. I always go back to drawing and it is my ﬁrst love.
I see the vibrancy of the world around me and feel the need to sketch, paint, or draw it. Whether it's pen and ink, watercolors, or silk painting I'm always looking for new, fresh ideas to create.