About Me

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I have been making art and design for decades. I have been a graphic artist, jewelry, furniture and clothing designer, painter and print maker. I’ve exhibited my artwork in numerous group and solo shows in the US and Europe. I am originally from Queens, New York where I received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Queens College. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Practice-based Doctoral Research Degree in Fine Art-Painting from De Montfort University in Leicester, England. I also hold another Master of Arts Degree in Education. I have taught studio art and design, art history, research, and education for over 12 years at the graduate and undergraduate levels, online and on ground. I recently closed my studio in Asheville, NC where I facilitated art and design workshops for 5 years. I now live in Corvallis, Oregon. I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Wabi-Sabi Trees in Winter



Wabi-sabi Trees in Winter
36" x 52" Mixed media


Wabi-sabi (nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect).  

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Releasing the Artist Within


Moved to Asheville, North Carolina!
Go to The Urban Art Retreat and Studio to register for an art workshop.


Do you want to learn to live more creatively? 
Do you want to awaken the artist within you?


 Attend a 12 PM Saturday afternoon seminar in beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego.

Learn to meditate and to be more creative by painting outside en plein air (in the open air)!

Unleash the artist within!

Live more creatively in your daily life!

 Click to Enroll


There is an artist in you!