I am inspired by the past. I love classic film, music from bygone days, historical architecture, and vintage cars. I listen to history podcasts, read classic literature and plays. I especially enjoy learning about archeology and visiting ruins. Yet, I am not a historian, I’m not I’m not a classicist, and I’m not an archeologist.
I am an artist.
Artists take input and use it as grist to generate unique output. Drawing inspiration from the subjects of found vintage snapshots, classic film noir, and archeology and the ancient world, I seek to explore the interplay between time, history, and the present.
Born and raised in Oregon, I moved to New York City and attended Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League before graduating with honors from The City University of New York at Queens College. I returned Oregon and have lived here ever since.
I have exhibited extensively and have been represented by many galleries, including RiverSea Gallery in Astoria Oregon, The American Art Gallery in Carmel California, Michael Parsons Fine art and Gallery 114 in Portland Oregon, and The Route of Art in Florence Alabama.
My unique focus has resulted in many interesting commissions, including several book jackets, a mural for the Cedar Mill Grange Hall, an ambitious triptych for a vice president of PGE, and multiple commissions for families, using their historic family photographs as inspiration.
When not creating art, I love to travel, write, play golf, dance flamenco, and drink martinis with my beloved husband Jim.
My art is available from either direct sale or through various galleries. Each piece is marked with its location and a direct link.