I am native of the Bay Area and have lived a bountiful and colorful life. I became a dedicated artist while raising my family in Santa Cruz during the 1960’s. I painted prolifically in acrylics until later developing what became my signature medium of watercolor. I draw inspiration from my various extended stays in Paris. The French features in my work highlight the fabrics of Provence, my vintage collection of kitchenware, and regular visits to our abundant, local farmer’s markets. Fruits, flowers and vegetables all serve as my muse and I delight in creating their still life arrangements. My detailed vision also translates to and from my lush patio garden where I maintain an “atelier” working studio in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.