I am captivated with nature and have loved the outdoors and animals since childhood. All of my work is done in India ink and acrylic and stylistically very much in the painterly Bay Area vein, which I developed while gaining my art degree from UC Berkeley.
Born in Monterey, California and raised in the hills of Contra Costa County, my formative years were spent absorbing the natural beauty and colors of Northern California. As a child growing up in the late 70s, I was allowed to explore the great outdoors with complete freedom. My fondest memories are of riding my bicycle with friends and exploring the various streams, creeks and abandoned barns sprinkled on the rolling hills at the base of majestic Mount Diablo and picking apricots from the heritage orchards that proliferated the fields near my home. Summers were spent with my family in Gualala, a small town on the craggy Mendocino coast and on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. I believe my love of art and nature was solidified because of my early childhood outdoor experiences.
Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Berkeley
Following graduation I studied under:
Prior to taking the plunge as a full-time painter, I worked in the business end of the art world: Butterfield & Butterfield Auctioneers, S.F., Circle Gallery, S.F. (Maiden Lane in the Frank Lloyd Wright space), Richard MacDonald Galleries (S.F. and Carmel and Jernigan -Wicker (behind SFMOMA)