I'm an artist with 22 years experience in art education.
My students have explored Digital Photography, Studio Art, Drawing, Animation, Sculpture, and Game Design. I've taught middle, high school, and college courses in California, Massachusetts, and Colorado, and participated in faculty, solo, group, and juried shows in San Diego, Boston, and Providence.
I was born and raised in San Diego's East County. I explored the outdoors and enjoyed road trips throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah,
and New Mexico. During many trips to the Sierras, I joined my dad, in
a little boat, or on the shores of June, Gull, Silver, or Grant Lake. I absorbed the beauty around me and spent time drawing while my dad fished. I watched the leaves on the Aspens fluttering in the wind, observed the clouds moving overhead in Yosemite and at Mono Lake, and fell in love with the scent of pine trees. At home, I ran barefoot outside, played with my many pets (a menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens, goats, and a desert tortoise named Mojave) and always connected to nature.
While at San Diego State University pursuing my B.A.,
Walter Cotten (black and white photography), and Gail Roberts (painting), guided my development as a conceptual painter and black and white photographer. After college I worked as a graphic designer, and then . returned to SDSU to earn a secondary teaching credential in Art, and
my Masters of Teaching in Creative Arts from Bridgewater State
The many experiences and people I encountered on my
two decade year journey around New England transformed me.
I'm now rediscovering the mountains and open spaces of the West.
The sunlight and expansive vistas sparks my creativity and I
find rejuvenation and inspiration in the beautiful landscape
of Colorado. I hike, mountain bike, run, xc ski, camp, and
take road trips with my camera.
Themes in my new work include: sense of place, exploration, and
solitude in nature. I create mixed media collage, small works on
paper, and landscape photographs in Boulder, CO. Watch for my
portfolio of new work in 2020.