I was born in Yakima, Washington and moved to Portland at a young age. I studied art and architecture at Portland State University and worked in related fields. For the last several years I have painted full time.
I paint with acrylic paint on canvas with Sumi ink, charcoal, pencil and oil pastel. I also have the ability to paint backwards with acrylic on glass and have developed my own unique techniques in order to accomplish some unusual effects.
Lately I have also been exploring collage by using photocopies of my own work, ripping and rearranging bits and pieces in order to make new pieces. With these works I add charcoal, inks, acrylic, and oil pastel. I've also been experimenting with oil and cold wax on board.
Color drives me. With that, you can see my work at the following galleries.
Member - The Bridge City Artists - a private all woman group in Portland, Oregon SideStreet Art Gallery- 140 SE 28th, Portland Oregon 97214 www.sidestreetarts.com - 503-327-8064 Conrad Stone Gallery - 1807 SE 7th, Portland, Oregon (contact me for more information) Numerous private collections