My art reflects a lifetime immersed in visual and performing arts from all over the world. It has evolved from margin doodles, to pen and pencil drawings, to collages using upcycled materials—foil, paper, photos and other intriguing found textures and colors–combined with my own drawings. I embrace a colorful, surrealist aesthetic, inspired by intriguing interwoven patterns, puzzles, nature, gestures of dance, and improvisational jazz. Whimsical flora and fauna creatures, embedded in environments I call “paper quilt squares,” provide narrative commentary on current events, feminist topics, and environmental issues.  Every square has a story, and I invite you to look through the gallery “Artworks” menu item and visit my blog “LA Art Notes” menu item to join me on this evolving artistic journey.

Featured Works

Fall Shows

ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Oct 21 – Nov 13, 2022

Open: Thu – Sun

You can see Water, Please in the company of the work of over 300 wonderful artists at ArtSpan Open Studios Exhibition SOMArts Cultural Center

ARTSpan SF Open Studios

Weekend 4 (north)
General’s Residence, Ballroom
1 Fort Mason. San Francisco, CA 94109

Nov 11 – 13, 2022

Art in the Park

Upper Fort Mason
General’s Residence

Fri: 6 – 8pm (Opening)
Sat: 11am – 6pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm

Come see my latest paper quilt squares, twelve inch collage-based artworks featuring drawings housed in themed environments made of foil, paper, and of course, glitter, among other interesting materials. Recent highlights include “You can be what you want to be” paper dolls; “In the Garden,” compositions that include organic elements; and “plants with attitude,” which are flora/fauna hybrid creatures from my imagination. Additionally, I’m pleased to introduce my colorful new patchwork series of drawings on eight inch square foil and tissue paper backgrounds.

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