I am an Escondido, CA artist. I call my style of painting Contemporary Fauve Expressionism, which basically means I like to use color to express my emotions. I combine expressive and impressionist color and brush strokes to scenes of the natural world. Often my paintings are of a house, or houses, and trails through a landscape. These represent the soul, individual, or society, and the trails are the journeys of life, the path taken. My paintings take place in an alternate reality. I change perspective, heighten color, dramatize certain aspects, and minimize other details.
I was born in Washington DC grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. My education includes two years at the Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design in Washington, DC, and a BFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. I’ve lived in San Diego for more than twenty years. In that time I have had my own graphic design studio, displayed and sold my paintings, and taught art. Currently I teach all media of art in Escondido, CA at my studio, and workshops during the summer in Santa Fe, NM. I teach color theory every so often at the Art Institute of California in San Diego.My specialty is color theory and communicating emotion and ideas through color. I don’t teach a particular style, but encourage students to find their own style and use the fundamental language of art, (color, composition, design, techniques, etc) to get across their ideas.
I am represented in Santa Fe NM by Arroyo gallery and in San Clemente by Gallery 104.
I have two Golden Retrievers who are very encouraging, and a husband who is supportive.