I think of my paintings as un-interpreted dreams that metaphorically reflect the undercurrents of my thoughts and feelings. My process is to discover and develop the images that feel meaningful to me: images that intrigue me that I want to get to know better.
I work from found photographic images, miniature models and my own constructions, combining observation with my imagination. I am always on the lookout for found surfaces to paint on (book and album covers, metal signs, papers) with words, colors, or markings that inspire and/or add to the imagery.                                          

MFA, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
BFA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York


1975       Massachusetts Council's Arts & Humanities Creative Fellowship Award

Posit: a journal of literature & art, Vol 4, 2014,
Bay Area Art Furniture of the 1980's, A Report: San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum,    Vol.8, No.3/1990
Painted Sculpture, UCSC  Catalog, September, 1989

Special Collections, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jack Fischer Gallery, S.F., CA


Solo Shows
2018       Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015       Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010       Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007       Jack Fischer Gallery
2002       Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
2000       Susan Cummins Gallery
1986       JenniferPauls Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1977       Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows
2018       Spoken/Unspoken: Cyphers, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA
2015       Freehand: A Drawing Show, Pajaro Valley Art Center, Watsonville, CA
2014       Bridging Santa Cruz: Spanning 50 Years of Printmaking, Cabrillo College Gallery, CA
2009       Museum Art & History, Collage/Assemblage, Santa Cruz, CA
2007       Red Dot Contemporary, Between What is Said & Not Said, West Palm Beach, FL
2003       Institute of Contemporary Art, Introductions South, San Jose, CA
1997-2000   Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1995       Sesnon Gallery, Artist & Architect Designed Bird Houses, UCSC
1991       Richmond Art Center, Uncommon Objects: Furniture in Contemporary Art, CA
1990       Design Gallery, Six Women Furniture Designers, University of California, Davis
1989       Sesnon Gallery, Painted Sculpture, University of California, Santa Cruz
1989       Gallery of Functional Art, Los Angeles, CA
1988       California Crafts Museum, Inanimate Animals, San Francisco, CA
1987       Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Furnishings, Monterey, CA
1986       Palo Alto Cultural Center, Folk Art Traditions, Palo Alto, CA
1985       Triton Museum of Art, New Works, Looks II, Santa Clara, CA
1985       Himovitz/Salomon Gallery, Tribal Influences in Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
1984       Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UCSC & Thompson Gallery, SJSU
1984       Heller Gallery, University of California, Berkeley
1983       Cabrillo College Gallery, Four Artists, Aptos, CA