As a “native Californian”, I grew up living along the coastal areas of California and I have a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty of the ocean. My passion for California beaches, tropical islands and the colors of nature quickly became my primary subject matter, as well as my inspiration. I truly enjoy capturing the elements of nature surrounding the ocean in detailed realism in my paintings and photography.
After pursuing art in college, I quickly figured out that in order to support myself, I would need to use these talents in a way that would make money. I became a electronics design engineer and used my artistic talents to design printed circuit boards for cell phones, computers and aeronautics. Painting remained a passion but was relegated to hobby status when work allowed. As of 2007, I now am finally able to focus on art full time and able to dedicate all my creative energies to painting and photography. I reside in San Diego with my husband. I have three adult children and recently blessed with two grandchildren.
My paintings are expressions of my love and respect for the ocean and nature. When painting, usually I am trying to re-live the experience of how I felt when I was there, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the smell of the ocean air. I imagine that I am either walking down that beach or looking down at a waterfall and enjoying the nature all around me. My original inspiration for many of my coastal paintings is from the dream of looking through a window and seeing my favorite places on the other side.