I am proud that I followed my inspiration to be a working artist. For over a decade I had the pleasure of creating art - a cathartic and wonderful experience. I painted full time while raising my young children - now teenagers embarking on their own creative journeys. My oldest, a Freshman at Chapman's Dodge School of Film  and my youngest, a Junior in high school having attending Cal Arts esteemed animation program over the summer with plans to become an animator.  

I love that they were a part of what I was doing and that they will continue to contribute to this world creating, loving what they do for work. Me, personally, I am working a desk job temporarily and I miss making art full time but it is temporary and I will be back doing what I love soon. 

In the meantime, here's some history of my art accomplishments (in addition to raising two wonderful creative boys)! 

SFMOMA Artists' Gallery:  I was selected by gallery curators to rent and sell my original  art through SFMOMA Artists' Gallery - a well known San Francisco staple for emerging and established artists. 

Serena & Lily: I was represented by the popular design and home furnishing company, Serena & Lily, based in Marin County, CA. Discovered by their art curator, my paintings were sold through their national website to collectors nationwide. My art was featured in their print catalog and also at their brick and mortar location located in The Hamptons, NY. 

SLATE Gallery Oakland. Curated by esteemed curator and gallery owner, Danielle Fox, I give Danielle credit for my entry into the bay area art scene.  She represents emerging artists with striking abstract expressionist styles.  Her gallery has been thriving for over 20 years now and the other galleries in the bay area keep watch to see what artists she discovers, then reaching out to represent. 

Capital Artists' Studio Tour:  I was asked to Chair The Capitol Artists' Studio Tour, a city wide event showcasing the talent of area artists. Because I had the marketing background and the fine art experience, the chair of Center for Contemporary Art asked me to help other artists promote their works.  As Chair of Capital Artists's Studio Tour I created hands on interactive exhibits, developed marketing partnerships with area businesses and  increased foot traffic by 300% - adding marketing and PR components that the tour had not had in the past. 

In addition, to paintings purchased by clients for their homes, I have commercial clients. My original works hang in establishments such as Kaiser in Roseville, Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Palo Alto and La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, CA. 

In summary, I have sold more than 200 paintings and I am so happy that clients across California and the US enjoy my art in their homes and offices - hopefully evoking happiness and appreciation when the look at their paintings.