was born in Riverside, California, on December 27, 1964. Drawing and painting has always fascinated me. As a child, I would spend hours illustrating stories I'd written, making cartoon flip books or just sketching the world around me. So it wasn't surprising that I decided to pursue art after highschool.
While I was attending the University of California at Santa Barbara, I discovered a book on photorealism and super-realism in the arts library. I was fascinated by the works of Richard Estes, Robert Cottingham, Don Eddy and, especially, Ralph Goings. They had taken mundane objects and scenes and meticulously recorded them in paint, transforming them into something altogether more noble. I've been inspired to do the same ever since.
I currently live in Santa Barbara, California. I share my space with my wonderful boyfriend, Jon, and Vera, my very special cat.
2002 Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara California
2001 Muddy Waters, Santa Barbara, California
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (*indicates featured artist)
2005 Red's, Santa Barbara, California
2005 Bronfman, Santa Barbara, California
2003 Sojourner, Santa Barbara, California*
2003 Lankershim Art Gallery, North Hollywood, California
2000 Cabrillo Arts Center, Santa Barbara, California
1998 Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, California*
1997 Gallery 113,
1997 Ellen Easton Gallery, Montecito, California
1996 Gallery 113
1994 Gallery 113
University California at Los Angeles Medical Center
University of California at Santa Barbara, Fine Arts
Riverside Community College
AWARDS AND HONORS
2005 Pastel Journal Magazine
2003 Lankershim Gallery, North Hollywood, CA
2000 Cabrillo Arts Center, Santa Barbara, CA
Photo credit: Emmy-In-The-Neighborhood