If I could paint my bio instead of writing it, everything would be more vivid. It would express my urban roots, my travels, my experience with the beautiful natural world and my North Coast home environment. It would talk about social justice and injustice. it would tell about some of the people in my life and some just passing through. It would tell about feelings, ideas and challenges.
My paintings, mixed media work and installations do all that. See the building where I grew up through my mixed media quilt "Urban Grid." See the brilliant dawn of Africa in "Perpetual Sunrise." See the pain, loneliness and alienation in "Postcard from Homeless," "Refugee," and "No Hands Across the Water." See the challenge of dealing with political turmoil in "Keep Perspective." See the deep passion of a musician in "Walter's Guitar." See the desperate threat of environmental degradation watching the progress of my installation "Running out of Time."
After graduation from Hunter College as an Art major, I taught the subject to ages 7-77 and continued to paint, draw and experiment. I have participated in open and juried studio tours in TheSanta Ynez Valley, Marin County and the California North Coast. I have exhibited at the Elverhoj Museum and galleries in Mill Valley, Geyserville, Gualala and Petaluma. My work is in private collections in California's North Coast, Los Olivos, Los Altos, San Francisco, and Oakland; in New Hampshire, Arizona and Colorado.