Acrylic on Canvas
About The Artist
I grew up at Muir Beach just North of the Golden Gate and in the Napa Valley where impressions of Northern California and my continued passion for riding horses have become the inspiration for my paintings.
I studied fine art at CCSF and graphic design at Platt College in San Francisco and became a furniture designer for my family's furniture business. My furniture designs have been featured on HGTV and Extreme Makeover and showroom has been shopped by Sherwin Williams to determine current color forecasts.
in 2010 we decided to close the furniture business and I was able to paint full time. I spent the next 12 years selling my art to interior designers, furniture showrooms and department stores like Neiman Marcus through the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina. Between markets I exhibtied through galleries and Art Festivals and found joy in working directly with clients.
I love to paint and describe my work as cheerful and peaceful. The canvas is like a puzzle that needs to be solved. What colors and shapes work in what places? How much, how little? Do I feel good when I look at it? In the end it falls into place.
I currently work out of my Petaluma studio/gallery which is open by appointment.