My art reflects a lifetime immersed in visual and performing arts. My margin doodles have evolved into more deliberate pen and pencil drawings, which I incorporate into mixed media collages using foil, paper, photos and other intriguing found textures and colors. I embrace a varied, colorful 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 and environmental issues. Each square has a story, and I invite you to look through the Gallery and visit my blog LA Art Notes” to find the stories behind the artworks.

Featured Works

Winter Shows

Seen & Imagined

Gallery Route One
11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

February 18 – March 18

Reception: Saturday, February 18, 3 – 5 PM


A surreal juxtaposition of a little skunk on a step investigating a broken damask coffee cup. There is a certain olfactory kinship between the scent of coffee and the lingering spray of the skunk. I have had the image of the coffee cup, originally an ad for Colombian Coffee, in my collection for decades. Similarly, skunks are a familiar presence in my yard. One day, I found a little one dead on my front step. I have commemorated that sight with a collage including a blank postcard and actual coffee grounds to evoke these memories.

Winter Art Market

Abrams Claghorn Gallery
1251 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94103

Dec 17 – 24, 2022

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

You know what December brings ….

Cold weather and holiday art fairs!

This month, I’m pleased to have art at Abrams Claghorn Gallery’s Winter Art Market. Come by to check out my brand-new series of patchwork ornaments, patchwork squares, and my latest paper quilt squares, In The Garden, a series celebrating seasonal transitions.

Original works: Pricing upon request

Archival prints: $95         Patchwork squares: $45         Other featured work: Price upon request

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