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I have been painting, drawing and creating since I was a little girl including making fork creatures and paper-mache mannequins. Painting and creating serene, beautiful paintings full-time has been a dream of mine and one that I didn't pursue until later in life (after being a thesis rewrite away from a Master's degree in Political Theory, being a paralegal, running an office, working at Motherhood/Maternity & computer company Ingram, finally getting a Master's Degree in Fine Art (without an undergraduate degree in it!) and building my husband an office and bonus room in the backyard and raising two spirited children.
In addition, in between paintings, I dream up and write children's illustrated books and middle grade stories. My first two children's illustrated books, FELICITY THE DRAGON (the story of a dragon who’s wings are too small and her butt is too big, who can’t breathe fire and just wants to fit it) and SEA OF ECHOES (the story of two different orphaned whales who unite to achieve a common goal -- staying alive) were published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group's Taylor Trade Publishing group.
I am a member of the American Watercolor Society, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, the International Women's Writers Guild and the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (as a Political Science graduate student at California State University Long Beach).
I have been fortunate to sell artwork at various art fairs, exhibitions and galleries in and around Southern California to many wonderful people and companies.
I was born and raised and still live in Southern California with my entrepreneurial film / television producer husband and my two children plus one cat with an attitude and a maltese that just wants to get along with the cat.
I am fortunate that my art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.