The Artist

I  use found papers from recycled magazines, newspapers, maps and labels to create a solid subject. The challenge is to add little nuances for the viewer to discover when moving in closer to the artwork. Many collectors have told me that they find new little pieces each time they look at their collage, and that is my goal. It keeps them engaged and interested in the art they have selected.
I often ask myself, 'What led me to this particular medium?' I remember that, as a child, I was fascinated by cool papers, stationery, stencils, embossed cards and unique text. I even worked in a printing office for awhile.  I'm drawn to the story of Steve Jobs and his love of calligraphy, which ultimately led us to all the wonderful fonts on our computers (and in magazines!) I also enjoy the 'Where's Waldo' task of finding objects in a cluttered space.
                                                     
                                                                    

Exhibits

2018     Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, Palo Alto, CA, Juried Art Festival
2018     Solo Exhibit, Two Blondes, San Luis Obispo, CA
2017     Art Expo New York, New York, NY, Juried Art Festival
2017     Palo Alto Festival of the Arts,  Palo Alto , CA, Juried Art Festival
2017     Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA, Juried Art Festival
2016     Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA , Juried Art Festival
2016     Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Juried Festival
2016     Beverley Hills artSHOW, Beverly Hills, CA ,Juried Art Festival
2015     Desert Art Festival, Palm Springs, CA, Juried Art Festival
2015     Affordable Art Festival, Hillsboro, OR, Juried Art Festival
2014     Mill Valley Art Festival, Mill Valley , CA, Juried Art Festival
2013     Solo Exhibition, Rochioli Winery, Healdsburg, CA
2012     RAA Group Exhibit, Eureka, CA
2012     Art at the Source Open Studios
2011     Group Exhibit, Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Santa Rosa,CA
2011     Solo Exhibit, Rochioli Winery, Healdsburg, CA
2009     Solo Exhibit, Hurricane Kate's, Eureka, CA
2007     Solo Exhibit, Rochioli Winery, Healdsburg, CA

Commissions

2015     Bear Republic Brewing Company, Healdsburg, CA
2012     Private Party Commission, Penny Violetti
2011    Sonoma Golf Club
2006     Patrick James Men's Clothing Store

Honors

2016     Accepted to Special Exhibit, "Chasing Papers", Lake Oswego Festival of Arts
2016     Lake Oswego Review, front page
2016     The Beverly Hills artSHOW, Artwork chosen for Facebook Cover
2016     First Place Winner, North Bay Artists Today
2016     Selected Artist for cover of North Bay Artist Today
2015     Selected Artist for Cover of Xanadu Gallery Summer Catalogue, Scottsdale, AZ
2015      Best of Show, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2015     Best of Medium, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2013     1st, 2nd, 3rd & 5th Place Ribbons, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2012     1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2010     Honorable Mention, Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County
2006     Judge's Award, Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County