I work primarily in watercolor, a medium that I love because it requires a delicate balance of control and spontaneity, often producing unexpected colors and forms that are both precise and imperfect. 

My work is inspired by colors, shapes and patterns I find in nature and architecture, woven and knitted textiles; eating and cooking; seasons and how they impact our customs and traditions; and family histories. 

I grew up in West Michigan, studied American literature and art at Middlebury College, then later earned my MFA in painting at San Francisco Art Institute. I currently live and work in Oakland, California. When I’m not painting, I am exploring the many hikeable, edible, musical, and visual wonders of Northern California with my family. 


Chronicle BooksFlow MagazineStanford Children's HealthPapyrus , Decorative TracesPresent Perfect Dept.SLAP! Boutique France, Fat Toad FarmSlope + Aspect


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