Painting Sonoma County
Riverfront Art Gallery
I'm a native Californian, second generation. I grew up chasing lizards in the Mojave Desert where the local artists filled their landscapes with Joshua trees and poppies.
In San Diego I learned to be a teacher. My classrooms were works of art. It was the part of teaching I did best.
In San Jose I took watercolor and life drawing classes. The hours of work paid off. I'm confident in my drawing skills and color mixing. Practice, practice, practice.
By the time I arrived in Petaluma I was calling myself an artist. I took more classes and found a studio to share with a group of talented and generous artists.
I'm grateful that I can spend my days playing with paint. Art has always been a part of my life. My biggest inspiration is the artwork of other people. I love spending time in art museums and try to visit them wherever I go.