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I love color and use it with abandon in my mixed media paintings.

I like to depict my own life so my pieces reflect many moods, from great happiness to deep sadness, from everyday to quirky happenings. I use many media including acrylics, watercolor on silk, gold leaf and collage.

Rosebud (my dog) has been the model for many paintings. I made a book about her titled “Rosebud the Rescue Dog” In a way I think of it as a culmination. It represents a lot of work and play with a dog that is turning out to be a great companion and muse.

I make books on site of different experiences I enjoy: a trip to New Orleans for a friend’s birthday and the amazing French Quarter and Heritage Festival; the Kate Wolf Festival; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fest in SF. And more. Reproduction of these accordion books of events and life experiences created on the scene are available at GRO.

I live a pretty busy life. As the Public Relations-Promotion person for GRO I feel it is important to get the word out about this member-run gallery. I teach in GRO’s Artists in the Schools program (AIS) and besides teaching art classes, I am working towards a giant children’s art exhibition. Dressed up like Frida Kahlo, it is my pleasure to do a Self-reflective portrait class each year with the eighth graders as their rite of passage before going on to High School. The work is hung in Mexican tin frames for their graduation ceremony. In summer I direct the Dance Palace Day Camp. Being a volunteer firefighter and EMT takes care of my need for adrenalin.