Wayne Thiebaud (C), Greg Kondos (R), and myself (L), at my first solo gallery art show reception
"Raw, Real & Reimagined" at the Alex Bult Gallery, Feb. 2015.
I attended Sacramento City College and received a degree in Fine Art from CSU, Sacramento. I studied under notable artists as Greg Kondos, Fred Dalkey, Gerald Walburg, Peter VandenBerge, Laureen Landau, Larry Welden, Jack Ogden, Frank LaPena, and Steve Kaltenbach.
After I graduated, I worked as a printmaker creating etchings and prints, and produced several watercolors, pastels, and large pencil drawings. I exhibited my earlier works at the Crocker Art Museum, the Haggin Museum, the California State Fair, and several local art galleries.
In 2011, after taking a long break to teach my two children at home, grades K-12, I returned to art to pursue my passion to paint on canvas. I find my inspiration in the nearby landscapes, cityscapes, and waterscapes.
My paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout California's Central Valley and in the Bay Area, and I have received numerous awards in Regional, National, and International art exhibits. My work has been featured in International Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector, and I have been recognized in multiple issues of The Artists Magazine. My paintings have also been on the covers of several issues of Inside Publications Magazine.