Originally from the Bay Area I began sketching cartoon caricatures to amuse my family. My parents would submit my drawings to art contests but there were no art academies accepting an 8 year old in those days. My love for photography grew through the years and most of my paintings are inspired by moments seen through the camera lens.
Now I live in the Ojai valley and have the time to pursue my passion for painting. I hope that you enjoy my journey as I continue to create "art from the heart."
My Art Gallery
Peaceful moments captured on canvas
My inspiration for each painting begins with an amazing photographic moment. The colors I use for each painting is sometimes identical to what our eyes see ... but I know my personal interpretation of the image is complete when I can step back and feel a part of me has been blended into each of the final brush strokes on canvas. That feeling truly makes my heart sing.
"Painting completed my life."
~ Frida Kahlo ~