With my abstract paintings, I apply oils or acrylic with flat brushes or any type of broad edge utensils in a calligraphic manner. My brushstrokes danced across layers of paint around the canvas, creating images that I rather leave up to the viewer to interpret.
With my still life, I paint with oil and cold wax to create layers and textures. The inanimate objects are positioned to relay feelings of interaction.
I am an art teacher, freelance calligrapher and a painter.
As an art teacher, I teach calligraphy and portrait drawing through the Davis Art Center. I also had taught at other places when requested like the International House and at the University Retirement Center. Also, I am an volunteer gallery docent at the Pence Gallery.
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art; California State University, Sacramento, 2009
Associates of Arts in Studio Art; Sacramento City College, Sacramento, 2006
Certificate in Graphic Design; University of Davis Extension Program, 1996
Bachelor of Science in Business Technology; University of Houston, 1979
My art education was also supplemented with workshops offered through the San Francisco Friends of Calligraphy. It was instrumental in my work as a fine artist.