Art and animals have always been part of my life but for years I only had time for the occasional doodle or commission. Currently I am working predominantly with watercolor and ink to create mixed media pieces focused on my love of animals and plants with an eye to showcasing endangered species. I also create 3 dimensional shadow box pieces that are generally nature scenes but a developing interest in the Divine Feminine has led to a goddess series. In addition, I create hand bound journals, small polymer clay or paperclay sculptures, small acrylic paintings, and pet portraits by commission.
As an artist in Los Angeles, I participated in several art shows, fundraisers, and holiday boutiques. I was a member of The Word is Art Gallery from October 2013 until it closed in June 2014 and helped provide social media support for the members. After that I was a member the Ten Women Gallery on Main Street in Santa Monica, CA until March 2015 and wrote the monthly newsletter.
Since moving to Columbia, SC in 2016, I have become a member of the 701 Center for Contemporary Art (701CCA), Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) and the SC Watermedia Society. My studio is in my house, life is less fast paced, and making art is more of a main focus in my life. As a result, I have found it much easier to straddle the chaos between my art and my day job.