My early memories are filled with images of being sprawled out on my bedroom floor surrounded with crayons and coloring books. School years were filled with art competitions, local and state-wide. As a young adult, I sold my work on La Cienega and Melrose
in Los Angeles, I taught after school programs for kids, and adult classes at a local art studio in the San Fernando Valley.
During the "family" years, while raising 3 kids in Oregon, I stayed home to do t-shirt designs (some for the World Wildlife Fund), business logos, and free-lance design work for various companies. Throughout my childrens' school years, I was active in their school art adventures, and enjoyed painting the backdrop scenery for many a school play. My love for painting large grew from
that, and I eventually started my own mural business when we moved to Arizona.
* Owner/operator of Phoenix based Murals Faux Real LLC, interior and exterior murals 1998-2009
* Executive Officer, Board of Directors of the Arizona Art Alliance, 2006 - present
* Featured Artist for 2009 Arizona Art Alliance Holiday Show in Scottsdale 2009
*Top instructor for Michaels Stores "Grumbacher Fine Art Classes" 2009 and 2010
* Developed Visual Arts Department for K-8 charter school in Tolleson, AZ 2009-2011
* Arizona Commission on the Arts registered Teaching Artist 2009-2011
* Exhibiting Artist in "Visions of Arizona", a one year exhibition at the Arizona House of Representatives, 2012
* Gallery artist at Arizona Art Alliance Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale 2010-2014
* Artist with Vino and Canvas, 2013-present
I am passionate about art. I am doing what I love to do. I paint every day! In addition to working with Vino and Canvas, I offer
portraits, murals, and special commission paintings.