My path as an artist began as a ceramic sculptor and segued into work as a ceramic tile contractor in the SF Bay Area. When I returned to college for a second degree in landscape architecture, I discovered the world of urban sketching, where one draws from real life outside of a studio. Wherever I could bring my sketchbook and small purse stuffed with art materials became my studio; city streets, parks, family gatherings, etc. My childhood on a Napa vineyard gave me a boundless appreciation for nature, and I can often be seen drawing the green spaces within an urban setting. I work in sketchbooks with ink and watercolor, and some mixed media.
There is visual magic to be found anywhere that I can sit still, observe, and bring my pen to the page. I am intrigued by the storytelling aspect of sketching what I see in life. I draw anything that captures my imagination, from a simple stone on a beach to beautiful architecture, to an overheard conversation in a café. Things change by the moment, and I never know what I will end up recording in this big, beautiful world of ours. I live by the motto, ‘Everything is interesting when you draw it.’
My artwork can be seen in the pages of Edible East Bay and in the Urban Sketching Handbook series. I am available for commissions and illustrations. My artwork is available as originals, prints, and on products through Redbubble.