Brunette woman facing away from viewer, wearing fitted orange gown.

My current work is an examination and celebration of the human figure, body language, fashion and costume. I base much of my art on simple figure drawings from a weekly class. I have worked as large as life-size and as small as a ten inch square canvas. I draw both men and women, but my art tends to be female-centric. Though I use people as my subjects, I'm not a portrait artist, and in general I am not representing any specific person in my art.

I use a variety of mediums, including alkyd oil colors, chalk pastel, graphite and charcoal. I work on many surfaces including canvas, wood panel, and a broad range of papers.

Intense color, particularly orange and red, is one of my passions. I often incorporate these and other colors into my work. I sometimes include subtle humor or irony in my work, something I hope will evolve further.

I attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and was originally trained as an illustrator. My work at that time was very different from what I do now, (please see Archive, under Portfolio tab), but my interest in using people as subject matter and my love of color both began during that career.