Creating art is a daily practice for me. As an iPhone photography artist, I literally go everywhere with an entire, portable studio in my possession. I love capturing images from my day-to-day life whether in and around my Palo Alto neighborhood, often while walking my dog, or from places beyond, most recently travels in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Once captured, I transform the pictures I've taken into abstracted, blended, collaged and colorful artwork using a series of post-processing applications on my phone. Recently I've begun to experiment with watercolors as well as oil pastels , creating abstracted paintings based on my photos that I then use in a photo collage. My work can be printed onto various substrates or made into short videos set to music. Because I’m trained as a clinical psychologist I’m always aware of the emotional, cultural, geographic, interpersonal contexts in which I’m working and these inform my work to a great extent. I strive for a style that is ever-evolving and growing.
University of California, Los Angeles. Ph.D.
Selected AWARDS, HONORS, MENTIONS:
2023: Jen Tough Artist Collective - accepted as member.
2019. Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Sanctuary Exhibition, "Sanctuary 4", 1 of 3 Jurors Choice Awards.
2019. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA. Members Exhibition, "Soar 4", Third Place.
2018, 2017. Tokyo International Foto Awards. Images (2) from "Hong Kong" and "Apres Safari Jigsaws" series', FineArt, Collage, Honorable Mentions.
2017. L.A. Photo Curator, The Art of Timelessness, International Juried Competition, "Babies", Honorable Mention.
2016. Tokyo International Foto Awards. Fine Art Series, "Soar", Honorable Mention.
2016. IPA- International Photography Awards. Family of Man- Professional, "Sisters". Honorable Mention.
2019 Peninsula Museum of Art, Arabella Gallery, Burlingame, CA. Nature: Hiding in Plain Sight. August 18th-October 27th, 2019.
2016 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Novato, CA. "Emerging Artists of Northern California". Series- "Soar". Dates: Sept 10- Oct 23.
2015 North Tahoe Arts, Truckee, CA, Solo Exhibition, "Figures and Abstractions", national juried solo show, Feb 24-March 30.
Selected Charity Auctions/Events:
2022 Triton Museum of Art Annual Gala Auction, "A Night In Venice", May.
2022 Your Daily Photograph - Photographers For Ukraine, jury selected photo for creation of NFT to raise funds for Ukraine.
2020 Triton Museum Annual Gala Auction (online), Nov-Dec 2020.
2019 Peninsula Museum of Art, "Collectors Salon" exhibition. Nov 1-24.
2019 Narika Charity Auction. www.Narika.com. September 14, 2019.
2019, 2015 Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "12th,13th,18th Annual Art Auction", juried group show, October.
Selected Group Shows:
2022 Art San Diego. San Diego, CA with ADC Group, Sept 9-16.
2022 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, "Juried Statewide 2D Competition and Exhibition", August 13-Sept 14.
2019 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto,CA,"Artist Showcase 2019-2ndAnnual Show", juried small group show, Dec 6 2018 - Jan 29, 2020.
2019 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA "Anniversary Show", juried group show, Nov 1-27.
2019 ADC - Art Design Consultants Art Comes Alive, 2019, international juried group show, Oct 5-Dec 6.
2019 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA "Abstraction", national juried group show, June 1-30.
2019 Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "Sanctuary", national juried group show, May 15-June 23rd.
2019 Livermore Performing Arts/ Bothwell Arts Center Bankhead Theater Gallery, "GO FIGURE", regional juried group show, May 8-July 8.
2019 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, "Into the Wild", national juried group show, May 1-30.
2019 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, "Members Show", regional juried group show, March 1-28.
2018 Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne,WY,"Western Spirit Art Show", national juried group show, March 2- April19, 2019.
2018 Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO, "Horse Power", national juried group show, January 12- Feb 24, 2019.
2018 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto,CA,"Artist Showcase 2018-1st Annual Show", juried small group show, Dec 7 2018 - Feb 7, 2019.
2018 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, "Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition", national juried group show, November 3-January 20, 2019.
2018 Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, "97th Anniversary show", regional juried group show, November 3-29.
2018 ADC Fine Arts, Cincinnati, OH, "Art Comes Alive", national juried group show, October 6-November 30.
2018 Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA, "Coast to Coast", national juried group show, August 30 - September 29.
2018 Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, "Abstraction at Large", international juried group show, April 12-May 6.
2018 Falkirk Cultural Center 2018 Spring Open Juried Exhibition, March 23-April 26.
2018 Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Seeing Red" juried group show, February 9- March 9.
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "SNAP" juried group show, January.
2018 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, "The Year of the Dog", juried group show, Jan 5- Feb 11.
2022, 2017 Your Daily Photograph, "Emerging and Contemporary" (online Duncan Miller Gallery).
2017 Tag Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, "2017 - 12th Annual California Open,", National juried group show, August 9-26.
2017 Mpls.Photo Center, Mpls, MN, "Companionship A Celebration of Animals", juried group show, August-September.
2017 ArtExpo New York, "Going Places" series curated by Blink Art Resource & ADC, New York, NY, April 21-24.
2017 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, "Reflections and Shadows", international juried group show, Feb 17-March 26.
Nature: Hiding in Plain Sight. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVdfl41582A
2020. Palo Alto Public Arts Commission: one of 8 finalists for creation of a two-year temporary mural for a location in Palo Alto.
2021 Palo Alto Public Arts Commission: recipient of micrograms for Art Uplift program.
2019. Insurance Company in Cincinnati, OH. Three images from Apres Safari Jigsaws series, 5'x 5' on canvas for entrance hallway.
2019. Design group in Virginia. Three 30" x 30" images on metal from Apres Safari Jigsaw series for conference room.