My art expresses my sensitivity to the beauty in my surroundings and my passion for color and texture. I find it much more fun to paint with a palette knife instead of brushes. People always love the vivid colors and dramatic textures in my paintings. I have been privileged to live in some very beautiful places full of inspiration. I grew up and spent most of my life in coastal southern California. Then I had the good fortune to spend some years in the northern California wine country. In 2014 I moved to the awesome Sonoran Desert near Tucson, AZ
Based on photos or sketches my paintings become whatever my imagination transforms them into. I studied art at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana, CA. I have also taken workshops from many prominent professional artist teachers. At one time I worked at Disneyland as an artist. My work has been shown at major art festivals and in a few galleries in California. I have taught at Fullerton College Community Education Department and Huntington Beach Art Center.
If my painting brings you a moment of joy that is the purpose of my work and my gift to you!