I am a painter, textile artist and teacher based on the beautiful Northern California Coastline.


Originally from Southern California, I have also had the privilege of living in Hawai‘i, Pennsylvania, Florida, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.  Each place I have lived has formed a bit of who I am and the aesthetics I am drawn to. I have painted for as long as I can remember and received my BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Hawai‘i. I continued graduate studies at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, where I focused on the interplay of faith, creativity and the arts.

I am interested in approaching my work contemplatively to capture moments and impressions in both nature and communities. I seek to create work that brings beauty and healing to our broken spaces and that fosters reminders of our humanity. 

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