I paint to create a space for myself that is colorful, tactile and engaging; a space that breathes off to the left of routine. My subjects include brightly colored geometrical shapes, people, textures, and you will almost always find flowers in there somewhere.
I am inspired by the vibrant colors of my childhood in Africa, along with the street art culture of the U.S. and the environmental consciousness of the Pacific NW. My art is an expression of my state of mind - which is usually whimsical, sometimes dark...but generally optimistic. My intent is to work within the frame-work of re-purposing every day materials to create something new and beautiful.
I have exhibited and sold all over the greater Seattle area.
I spent my childhood in Zimbabwe and my teens in Israel. I earned a BA in Radio and TV Arts in Toronto, and an MA in Special Education in the U.S. I discovered painting in North Seattle, where I live with my two sons.