I have been painting since childhood; it has always been my passion. I am particularly interested in abstract paintings that use color and form to convey feelings. I have also begun a series of abstract figurative work, trying to portray the beauty and wisdom of women as we age.
My love of nature, painting and drawing began as a child. I have been influenced by many artists. I love the excitement of the Abstract Expressionists, as well as the beauty and serenity of Japanese art. I am very fortunate to live in the Bay Area, where there is so much natural beauty. My family and I often take day trips around the Bay, down the coast, and up to Napa, and I try to capture my memories and impressions of these places in some of my paintings.