About The Artist
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I have always enjoyed sketching…actually sketching the students around me instead of paying attention in class. I took my first art class as a senior in high school and after winning a county-wide art contest, there was no turning back.

After attending San Francisco State University and majoring in business, I decided to try acrylic and porcelain painting classes…dropped the acrylic…continued with the porcelain painting…and added watercolor, then oil painting. My love of animals and the desire to capture the essence of the subject is my challenge. The structure is important; the essence is mandatory.

I am currently exhibiting my artwork at Gold Country Artists Gallery in Placerville, CA and at 4th Street Fine Art in Berkeley, CA. I am also teaching Watercolor, Oil Painting and Porcelain Painting via Zoom.

Expanding my love of animals, and especially dogs, I am an AKC dog show judge and live with my Golden Retriever loves.