I'm fairly new to painting on canvas, and it is such a wonderful, personal, and expressive art form.  There's something magical about getting lost in the creative process, the freedom to just go for it and see something emerge from within.


"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."

- Helen Frankenthaler

Solo Exhibition, 12 paintings

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Mountain View, CA

April - June 2014



Flower Dance

24 x 36

Mixed Media





30 x 30

Acrylic, Inks

(partial detail)



Ocean Sunset

24 x 24


(partial detail)



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Juried Group Exhibition "Rethinkit"

Using repurposed materials to make art (mixed media)

Gallery 85

Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts

Santana Row

San Jose, CA

May - September 2014



American Rag 1

1940's & 50's Quilt pieces on canvas, house paint

36 x 36

(partial detail)


Inspired by Artist Alisa Burke - a true creative genuis!



Bottom Left:  

"Paper Whites"

24 x 24

Vintage Ephemera: ledger paper, sheet music, acrylic skins, pen, ink, acrylics

(partial detail)


Bottom Right:

"Am I Forgiven?"

30 x 30

Hand painted papers, Vintage wallpaper, pen, ink, acrylics

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Recent Work:  A dream come true at An Artful Journey, February 2016, a 3-day intensive workshop with Mystele Kirkeeng, an artist whose work I just adore!  I truly faced my fear of faces and finally felt very comfortable letting go. 


16 x 20"  Canvas, Mixed Media


11 x 14 wood panel

Inks, pencil, acrylic


We accidentally spilled brown ink during the distressing process. . .that little birdie was the biggest splosh of ink on the panel!  Happy accident!


Mystele & me!