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Artist Statement

I finally tired of saying, “Someday I want to paint”. For me, taking up the brush is part of my continuing spiritual journey where God is leading me on towards self-awareness, trust in Him, letting go of control, and learning to relax in terms of being ‘black and white’ in my approach to life. I am finally at a place in life where I can do this – it is both a result of becoming who God has planned for me and part of my ongoing journey to becoming who he wants me to be.

The light, the flow and looseness, the messiness coming together to create beauty is the way I have come to see life. Creativity flowing yet not fully in my control reminds me to acknowledge that life is also out of my control. Never meant to be. And yet in the messiness…beauty, light and hope emerge.

Many of my paintings are for sale. Please contact me for pricing and painting information.



en Plein Air

Urban Sketching



Coming Soon

“Made on the Coast” section of the 49th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 20, 2019


Multiple Works, Coastal Wildflower Day Festival, April 13, 2019. 10a-3p.

Multiple Works, Open Studios, November 18-19, 2018. 10a-5p.

Romeo Pier. Juried Exhibition of the Coastal Art League. July 26-August 26, 2018

Coppola Barn. Juried Exhibition of the Coastside Land Trust, September 21-October 7, 2018