I create acrylic paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, and precious metal clay jewelry. I have autism and express myself in shapes and colors. Through art I am able to connect to the world. Art is a core part of who I am.
Over the last 5 years, I exhibited in art shows at Art Without Labels Gallery in Petaluma, Cal Tash Conference, the Live Oak Park Craft Show in Berkeley, the Art and Garden Show in Petaluma (twice), Supported Living Conference Art Show in Sacramento, the KPFA Craft Fair, and Studio 35 in Sonoma. She has held “Open Studio” sales, participated in Art in the Park at Armstrong Woods, and the Optics & Nature Festival and Vintage Festival in Sonoma gaining recognition.
For one year I planned an exhibit called “Imagine A World” with a theme of candlelight and campfire light inspiring peace and calm in a person. This resulted in my one woman show at the Bump Wine Cellars August of 2016 in Sonoma , CA which was a huge success.
I sell locally in Sonoma County at Alchemia Gallery, the SF Arts and Crafts store, and Made Local, with several new venues in the works. Currently I participated in the Trashion Fashion event at the Sonoma Community Center and the Annual Vintage House Quilt House in Sonoma. In June I will have a one woman show at Alchemia Gallery in Petaluma, CA with a nature theme which is a theme I enjoy.
I was one of the top 12 finalists recognized by Creative Sonoma, in the autumn of 2016, the Sonoma County arts support organization with their project called “Discovered” for artists to watch for in the coming years. In the winter of 2016, I was juried into ArtLifting.com, an online gallery and organization supporting artists with disabilities to showcase my work on a national level.
My new explorations include blending some of the many mediums I work in. I have lots of enthusiasm and energy to create! I hope to inspire others. If you are thinking about creating, I would say…“How about now?”