A traveler, photographer, artist and teacher. I am an observer, advocate and champion of all animals and our natural spaces.
I live in San Diego, California, but my heart is where the animals are. My ultimate goal in creating artworks about creatures and spaces that I respect and adore, is to create a visual voice for them and their stories.
I was born and raised in East San Diego, and have a BA from SDSU in painting, printmaking and photography, an MA from CSU, Chico in painting, an AS in Zoology from College of the Redwoods in Eureka and two teaching credentials from National University. I am a full-time art instructor in secondary education and I exhibit all over Southern California. I travel to wild places like the Pantanal, the Amazon, Costa Rica and Africa to photograph and observe the animals and landscapes I cherish.
I am intensely driven to create art that asks my audience to face not only the supreme beauty of animals, but also the struggles they endure to survive today. I paint about animals that are killed as trophies, for their teeth, their horns, their coats, their tusks and even their fins. I hope my viewers are attracted to the “street art” style of my work while they learn about amazing, sometimes hardly known animals or plights, and consider their own connection with the non-human living world.
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