I go I know not where to bring back I know not what.
~ Russian proverb
I began painting daily after a near-death experience almost 20 years ago. My art explores the space between this realm and others, what I call the ethers, and my shifting awarenesses of spirits, portals, archetypes, angels (in all their rich and varied forms) suffusing my everyday life laced with what feel like cosmic conversations about our human joys, loves, and follies, ancestral themes and threads, and interactions with beloved animals and nature. I hope my work reflects an embrace of the full spectrum of being here and alive in wonder yet always seeking beyond.
My paintings are held in private collections in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and have been exhibited at the Barbara Anderson Gallery in Berkeley, Swallowtail in San Francisco, a solo show at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art as part of the Fashionistas Fight Back! group show. They are currently on exhibit at Frank + Lola in Oakland, California. Mostly self-taught, I feel happy and privileged to have studied oil painting with Mel Prest and Yee Jan Bao at CCA, and intuitive painting with Chris Zydel in Oakland. I adore animals (they frequently come through my paintings ~ tigers, panthers, lions, dogs, horses, donkeys), and a generous portion of all sales is donated to animal and humanitarian causes.
If interested in my work, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibilities. (The contact form on this site gets a little glitchy.) I do sell original works, can offer reproductions, and am currently accepting commissions. With my background in intuitive training, I feel commissioned pieces can especially now make for unique and personalized life additions.
A gentle reminder that all my work is protected by copyright which remains mine even after a work is purchased.
With warmest thanks for your time and support.
Yours in Joy,
California, Spring 2021