I am a San Francisco Bay Area native whose love of animals and nature inspire my watercolor paintings. My expressive, soft and realistic animal portraits are set in both natural and whimsical settings with the goal to bring a smile and an emotional connection to the viewer.
While my representational painting style is known for its softness, my passion is capturing the expression, personality and essence of my subjects within their eyes. I have developed my own unique painting style utilizing many layers of translucent paint to create the soft texture of fur. Much of my work has a simplified or no background which places all the focus on the beauty and simplicity of the animal.
While all creatures in the animal kingdom are special to me, my favorite subject matter is rabbits. I enjoy partnering with rabbit rescue groups to paint from their photos, and in turn, donate a portion of my sales to benefit their cause.
An award-winning artist, I’m pleased to exhibit at Portola Art Gallery at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, California. My artwork resides in collections nationwide, including the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, California.