Painting for me has always a been an incremental process. At times I have seen the view at the end of the tunnel, but most of the time I let one foot lead the other until I find a comfortable spot to stand still. When it comes to my paintings I have always said "I don't make mistakes, I make progress". Though progress can look scary, confused or downright ugly I slog on, editing or adding to what is in front of me. Standing still is the ultimate goal. I want to be able to stand still and find a piece of art that is comforting, interesting, balanced and mysterious. My art has been a process of learning and trusting my instincts to create a visual landing spot.
Since 2010 I have been joyfully entrenched in the world of abstract painting and acrylic mixed media. There is no limits to where I find my creative spark. I use personal photos, found images and objects as jumping off points for each of my paintings. I started painting in 1985 while I was a fashion design student in NYC. I was always drawn to the beauty and luminosity of classical oil paintings I would find in the museums of NYC. After a 15 plus year hiatus working in the fashion industry a move to California brought me back to my passion for creating art. I began quilting as a means of expression and getting back to "thinking like an artist". This sparked my interest into oil painting again as I interpreted the process of classical painting. I completed a series of still life based paintings in this classical style using personal subject matter. I continue to create one of a kind quilts within the confines of traditional quilt making using color and non-traditional fabrics. I have shown my quilts and paintings locally and throughout the country since 1985. I am a long standing member of the Lawler Art Gallery in Suisun, Ca and the FVAA Solano Gallery, Fairfield Ca. When I am not painting you can find me working with textiles composing one of a kind quilts and working on new ideas for my silk jewelry line I call “Yo Yo Couture”.