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I graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Practice of Art then spent 30 years teaching art and music at all grade levels from pre-school to college. I worked at various private art galleries in the Sacramento, CA area, started a cooperative gallery with a group of friends and served as Gallery Director of the Ridley Gallery at Sierra College in Northern California from 1996 - 2002.


My traditional watercolors were exhibited widely in the Sacramento, CA area. However, after the death of my father in 1999, my work became much more introspective reflecting on memory and loss.  My mixed media work and prints allow me to express those feelings. I am studying printmaking at Discover Graphics in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria.  I joined the Art League in 2005 and have been Director of the Art League Gallery since 2006. My work has been shown at the World Bank, Mattawoman Art Center, Ellipse Gallery in Arlington The Art League Gallery, and most recently, The National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD.