For me, a free-lance artist, Life and Art are one. My work is so joyous that is borders on play, created by hand, mind, and soul, an ongoing journey of study, steeped in sweat, perseverance, and heart. My life’s graph is a silhouette of mountain peaks and valleys where every day is fresh white paper. I have come to understand what goodness is and that the full spectrum of beauty is beyond the visible.
With my love of letters, I’m a professional calligrapher and designer, illustrator, bookbinder, sign painter and gilder. Sketchbook journaling is one of my passions. I savor life by making a sketch a day filling several books at the same time. The lessons of my life’s blood are recorded in my journals. With a deep appreciation for nature, I love painting in the field and working “en plein air,” capturing the scenery of nature which is forever changing. She is my guide and inspiration. I travel extensively teaching sketchbook journaling, calligraphy, painting, drawing and the bookarts. My first priority is to infuse every class with JOY!
My teachers, mentors, and students have taught me more than could fill any art book. All the words I write cannot express my gratitude for the contributions they’ve made to my life. Thank you all!
I draw what I see and I draw my imagination.
Journal your passion!
who lives life as art
CLIENTS INCLUDE: Papyrus Greeting Cards, Tiffany & Co., Crane Paper Co., Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort, See’s Candies, Romantic Homes magazine, California State Capital printing press gilding restoration, Newport Fashion Island, Sumitomo Bank of California, University of California Riverside-Library, Japanese American National Museum, Asia America Symphony Guild, Les Dames, National Charity League, Van Cleef & Arpels, Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro, Petersen Automotive Museum, Franklin Mint, Warren Buffett, Gloria Stuart, Nate Berkus, illustrator Speedball Textbook 24th Ed, Make It Artsy tv appearances, and artist-in-residence Yosemite National Park.