I've been crazy about art since I got my first set of crayons when I was four. At UCLA I fell in love with painting and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts and then went on to get a teaching credential with a specialization in Art Education and Adult Education. I studied illustration at several art schools as well. I have taught all ages of students from 2 to 92. After many years of teaching art I believe anyone can learn to paint and draw if they want to and are willing to tolerate their imperfect attempts and practice their skills. I have seen my students become successful artists. It is wonderful to help people develop their creative abilities.
I like to draw with pencils and brown ink pens. I paint with watercolor, acrylic paint and water soluble oil paint. My subjects for my paintings come from my home life, my travels and my imagination. I take a small journal and paint set with me everywhere including restaurants, on the beach, on the TGV in France and my favorite location recently was on a mountain top in Provence.
I have taught a workshop called "Journal Painting, Where Ever You Find Yourself" for several years and developed my concept for the ANYWHERE ART STUDIO, which basically is making your supplies portable enough so you can grab them and take them with you without a lot of fuss. I try to use as many recycled materials as possible for my mini travel painting palettes.
In all my classes I strive to create a relaxed friendly atmosphere. I take groups of students to Europe, and Asia to paint , tour, enjoy the food, wine, museums and visit small villages and towns. In 2017 my workshops will be in Scotland, Quebec City, Canada, Giverny, and Amboise, France.
Currently, I teach around the San Diego area and around the U.S. I am always happy to travel to your location and teach. In my spare time, I watch my husband surf, write books, make soup and rescue beagles.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org