Who, What and Where...

Located in Richmond, CA. I love to paint, draw, and garden for pollinators. My studio is outside most of year and I feel closer to nature when creating outside. I make art seeking to connect to another world, the one that lives in hearts and dreams. I want to convey the feeling I have when in the company of birds, butterflies, and my dogs Bug and Willa.

 

The bay area is amazing for gardening and growing different varieties of plants that thrive in a mediterranean climate. I started growing a few succulents with encouragement from friends and wow when those succulents did not die I kept on gardening.

 

I plant flowers for butterflies and hummingbirds. I also love to make cut flower arrangements so I grow my own flowers. My current favorites are Cobaea scandens 'Cup-and-saucer vine,  Marigold ‘Day of the Dead Golden Yellow’ “Cempazuchitl”, and several varieties of Arctotis like ‘Ultra Violet’ and "Large Marge".

How it started...

I grew up in a very creative household and DIY was a way of life.  My father was an artist and my mom is an avid gardener. During my childhood my parents restored a 200 year old home, built a garden, a greenhouse, and an art studio. I am grateful to have grown up with parents who encouraged the freedom of creative expression.

Creating makes me feel joy and thanks for letting me share it with you.  Check out the shop for original paintings and archival prints on canvas and paper. I hope these art objects become part of your everyday life and make it special.