I have fond memories of creating art as a child. I originally went into graphic design, then pursued my true passion of painting. I paint in a photorealistic style using watercolors and I love painting aerial scenes of California. The scenes often look abstract when seen from an aerial perspective. I frequently go flying with a local pilot to get images to paint from. My most memorable flight was in a 1940’s Piper Cub plane. The pilot kept the window open so that I could hang out the window and take my photos!
I received the Bronze Medal of Honor in the American Watercolor Association International Exhibition in 2013 and I am a signature member of the NWS, National Watercolor Society. I just earned signature status in the AWS in 2016!
I also teach ceramic art as a visiting artist in local schools and I work in my private practice as an art therapist.
I usually blog about my art, inspirations, budding artists and a few miscellaneous topics. My favorite category is “The Adventures of Buddha Baby,” which are humorous stories created to go with the silly photos of a sculpture I made. You’ll have to check out what antics he’s been up to! He often appears as my creative adviser.