I’m a painter and illustrator living in San Francisco with Minnesota roots. I’ve made art pretty much my whole life, but didn’t fully dive in until my mid-30s.

By then, I’d had over 40 jobs.

 

I’ve delivered mail at a retreat center in the Hudson Valley, sold knives kitchen-to-kitchen in St. Paul, ran a service-learning program for teens in Portland, applied makeup on brides-to-be at a Brooklyn salon, steamed blouses for models in Manhattan, taught art and yoga to adults with disabilities in Chicago, mentored teens at a riverside boarding school in New Mexico, and was a project coordinator for an arts nonprofit that supported artists with life-threatening illnesses

in San Francisco.

 

It was my job at Visual Aid to reach out to artists for donations for our annual fundraiser. I met a local artist through the organization (now a close friend) who encouraged me to participate in ArtSpan Open Studios and showed me the ropes. And, hey, almost 10 years later, I’m still going and there's

nothing else I'd rather be doing. 

 

Constantly floored by the natural world, I like to toast the moments that cause me to look up and slow down. I paint them to remind myself how a place felt.

 

I show my paintings regularly around the Bay Area and my new love is to collaborate on illustration projects. So far, I’ve illustrated Vignettes and Postcards from Paris and The Best Women’s Travel Writing (volume 12)—an anthology of 35 true stories from women around the world.

 

Here are some of the full-color illustrations, past paintings and commissions, and prints.

 

Click here for available original paintings.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

headshot Utah 5050.jpg
headshot painting trees new.jpg