Using chalk pastel, I examine each landscape with great concentration, finding nuances of color and shape that help me decode some of the magic of nature that appeals to our souls. These works celebrate the vibrant yet delicate natural climate balance that surrounds us. It affords the passerby an actual expansion and transformational experience that can lift them from their current state of mind. I hope to inspire the viewer to embark on an imaginary journey while gaining perspective on their lives—how they impact our environment and how they can provide a renewed commitment to our Earth through education and climate justice.

My works are in both private and public collections throughout California. Stanford Hospital, Sutter Health/CPMC, Alameda County Hall of Justice, and the Stanford Park Hotel are just a few public spaces that permanently exhibit my work. In addition, I sell original pieces at The Gardener in Berkeley, SF and Healdsburg. I have a BFA from RISD (’87) and I'm a member of the BayWood Artists group. From my Berkeley studio, I welcome visitors by appointment for private showings.

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