I studied painting in college and received my BFA in 1992. I furthered my education at the San Francisco Art Institute where I received my MFA in painting. I started painting in high school. I had a great art teacher named Ms. Jankowich. She taught me a love for painting that I have today
I use oil, acrylic, ink, encaustic and collage. I love to paint on paper, board and canvas.
I get inspiration from nature. I enjoy being outside and gardening. Gardening is very similar to the way I work, because I work in layers. Composing a garden is just like composing a painting.