I am a 60-something year old woman who has recently been liberated from a lifetime of societal messaging and cultural expectations. I am a curly-haired woman in a straight-haired world!
Born and raised in Southern California, I moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating from USC to begin my 25 year career in broadcast advertising sales for CBS and NBC. Although it was lucrative and exciting, it left me unfulfilled. Taking a leap of faith, I quit broadcasting to explore new directions.
What I discovered was that I was an artist.
After leaving broadcasting, I lived in Taos, New Mexico where I began to explore my creative side.
The spirituality of the region touched my soul and liberated my consciousness. Then, suddenly and unexpectedly my mother died. In my time of grief and mourning, I began to create assemblage art pieces using some of my mother's beautiful personal possessions and fabrics from her interior design business.
Since then, my journey of self-discovery and re-discovery has begun and the liberation I have long sought can be seen in the work I create. For me, it has been playful return to my fondest childhood memories and making art has given me the opportunity to share my experiences and joy with the world.
Now, I create and teach assemblage art. I use sentimental, found and recycled materials to create pieces that reflect the stories that make up our lives. Through my art I tell my stories with a loud confident voice and I strive to inspire other girls and women to think outside the norms that society imposes on us.
I am now living the artist's life that I have always dreamed of, passionate, purposeful and playful.
My art is my journey.