Artist Statement

My paintings are either abstractions of visual memories or a process of discovery. The acrylic paintings start with a charcoal drawing on a gesso surface. Sometimes this is a road map, but other times the drawing is only the departure. The surface, colors, and shapes take on a life of their own, a distillation of the experience of making the artwork.


Residence:                  Pacifica, California
Studio:                         Sanchez Art Center, Studio 4
Education:                   BA, Studio Art, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Studied with Phil Dike, Doug McClelland, Paul Darrow, Alan Blizzard, Jean Ames, Departmental honors at graduation

Solo Exhibitions

2023            Pacifica Performances Concert Hall, Pacifica, California

2016             57th Annual Exhibition Award Show, Art Guild of Pacifica,
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California   Prize Judge: Jody Keane

2016             Mendocino Art Center, Nichols Gallery, Mendocino, California  Curator: Danna Hall, Exhibition Coordinator

2014              Milton Marks Conference Center, California State Courts Building, San Francisco, California   Curator: Jamey Brzezinski

2009             Lulu’s at the Octagon, Santa Cruz, California
Curator: Susan Hillhouse Leask, Curator of Art Exhibitions and Collections, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz

2008–10       Moshi Moshi Sushi & Grill, San Francisco, California

2007             Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

       2023           The deYoung Open 2023, San Francisco, CA

2022           Tangerine Arts, Sanchez Art Center, “Arbitrary and Capricious”

2021            Studio Artists of Sanchez Art Center, “Gangs All Here”

2020            Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica CA
Juried by Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of California

2018            Berkeley Art Center, “This Place,” Part 2, Artist Annual Exhibition, Juried by Maria Porges, Berkeley, California

2017, 18, 19     San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, “Connect & Collect”
Annual Auction, San Jose, California

2016             Anne and Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, California

2016             Studio Gallery, San Francisco, California “Abstract Group Show”

2015              Art Guild of Pacifica 57th Members Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

2015              Tangerine Arts, Twin Pines Art Center, Belmont, California
“Fall Palette”

2014              Tangerine Arts, Peninsula Art Institute Gallery, Burlingame, California  “Pushing Boundaries”

2014              Skyline College Annual Student Show, San Bruno, California

2013               Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Juror: Lucinda Barnes, Berkeley Art Museum

2013               Tangerine Arts, AWE Gallery, San Francisco, California
“Summer Palette”

2011               Tangerine Arts, San Mateo County Art Commission Galleries, Government Center, Redwood City, California  “Broad Brush”

2011                Tangerine Arts, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
“California Grown”

2010               Arts on Fire, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Juror: Phil Linhares, Oakland Museum of California

2009–10, 2012–14       50/50 Exhibitions, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica

2010 Juror: Marian Parmenter, SFMOMA Artist Gallery
2012 Juror, Barry Sakata, b. sakata garo, Sacramento
2013 Juror, Lonnie Lee, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
2014 Juror, Jack Fischer, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco

2008              Bay Area Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California, Juror: Maria Medua, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery

2008               Arts on Fire, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Juror: Scott Shields, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

2008               Tangerine Arts at Pacifica Performances,
Mildred Owen Concert Hall, Pacifica, California

2007               Milton Marks Conference Center, California State Courts Building, San Francisco, “Next Eleven Exits, Sanchez Studio Artists”

2004               Skyline College Gallery, San Bruno, California, Invitational “Women in Art” Exhibition    Curator: Bridget Fischer, Skyline College


2017                Berkeley Art Center, Annual Members Exhibition, selected by Maria Porges, from Part 1 “Here” for Part 2 Exhibition, “This Place”

2015                Award of Excellence, Exhibition Award, Art Guild of Pacifica,
57th Annual Members Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Judge: Ann Turner, Skyline College

2010                Award of Merit, Art Guild of Pacifica, 52nd Annual Members Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Judge: Paul Bridenbaugh, Skyline College

2004               Award of Merit, Art Guild of Pacifica, 46th Annual Members
Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
Judge: Catharine Clark, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco

2003                Juror’s Choice Award, Art Guild of Pacifica New Members Show
Juror: Chris Hunter, Publisher & Editor, Pacifica Tribune

Art Related Activities and Continuing Education

2009 – present            Art Guild of Pacifica, Board of Directors,
President 2011-2013, Vice President 2016

2014                            Poster design, “Plastic Man,” independent film project,
Directed by William Farley, Produced by Janis Plotkin

2013 – 2017                Student, Digital Art, Raster Design, Web Design,
Digital Illustration, Amir Esfahani & Paul Bridenbaugh,
Skyline College, San Bruno, California

2013 – 2014                Video and still photography, independent film project, Director: William Farley, San Francisco, California

2009 – 2014                Digital art and record keeping, “Bayview Horn,”
Artist: Jerry Barrish, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, California

2006 – 2015                Coordinator, West Gallery Committee, Sanchez Art Center

2006 – 2012                Pacifica Open Studios, Steering Committee Chair

2005                            Skyline College, Critical Interpretation of Art, San Bruno,
Arthur Takayama

2004 – present            Studio artist, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

2003 – 2006                Volunteer Administrative Assistant, Sanchez Art Center

2003 – 2006                Secretary, Board of Directors, Pacifica Performances,
Pacifica Center for the Arts, Pacifica, California

1999                            University of California Extension, San Francisco, Beginning Photography, Steven Raskin