A great collector said that underneath any American abstraction, you’ll find a landscape. These abstractions come out of light and landscape. I’m inspired by the horizons and seas I’ve moved into, and that have moved into me. I lived in the Mediterranean for years, and California for 20–watching the light play off the landscape and ocean. The images I make are as much the result of building as of seeing. The horizon lines make expanses like skies meeting seas or fields. I like to think they inspire dreaming: Light resonating like burning bushes…deep, bright, ethereal. For me, making art affirms light and dark, the senses, and Dreaming. I have been told that my paintings are like Buddhist thangkas - a painted or embroidered Buddhist teaching tool.


  • MFA, The American University, Washington, D.C.

  • Painting, Villa Arson CNAC, Nice, France

  • Painting, Filmmaking, Animation, Drawing, SMFA Boston, MA



  • John McEvoy Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Robert Beck Gallery, San Anselmo, CA

  • Marin Open Studios, San Rafael, CA

  • furniture.It, San Anselmo, CA

  • San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA

  • Marin Arts Council Juried Show, Mill Valley Community Center

  • The Asian Aesthetic: Interpretations, Bradford Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • AIDS Benefit, 250 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA

  • Northern California Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA Juror: John Berggruen, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • W.C.A. Membership Show, Soquel, CA

  • The Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

  • New Women's Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Poets and Painters, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA

  • Anton Gallery, Washington, D.C. Juror: John Figura

  • Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA

  • Art Barn Gallery, Washington, D.C. Juror: Chris Addison, Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.

  • Painting '90, Juror: Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • Emerson Gallery/McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

  • Susan Conway Carroll Gallery, Washington, D.C.

  • Watkins Gallery, The American University, Washington, D.C

  • Kreeger Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

  • Village Voice Gallery, Paris, France

  • La Degustation de Moissy, Pré-St. Gervais, Paris, France

  • Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA

  • Crome Architecture, San Rafael, CA "40 Paintings"

  • East Bay Open Studios, Richmond, CA

  • Church of Aesclepion Healing, San Rafael, CA,

  • The Black Box Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • Culture Centre MJC, LES SALVAGES, Castres, France

  • The Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

  • Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Washington, D.C.,

  • SF MOMA, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Lecture in French and English - 19th and 20th century collections.