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

My work is inspired by colors, shapes, patterns I find in nature, architecture, textiles and every day life; 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 natural, edible, musical, and visual wonders of Northern California with my family. 

If you're interested in working together, please contact me.


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Headshot by Liz Daly