I am a Los Angeles based artist, working in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, mosaics, stained glass, and paint. As well as maintaining an active studio practice, I have taught all over and everywhere. For the last ten years, I have had the delight, good fortune, and honor of teaching art at Los Angeles County Jail, as part of a high school diploma program. This has been a wonderful experience, and working in a custody environment has taught me so very much - most of all, to keep an open heart and mind and the healing power of the art making. Together with the inmate/students, we embark on many wonderful projects – murals, autobiography bookmaking, journaling, puppetry, painting, yoga and meditation.
Prior to becoming serious about devoting myself to art education, I exhibited widely, both with solo and group shows. This was quite an experience, and even had a couple of shows in Italy. I was flown over there, and that was a lot of fun(in an interesting sort of way). It was nice, but I was way too young and inexperienced to navigate that world in a healthy way. Oddly enough, I feel totally at ease and able to be myself teaching in a maximum security jail, but put me in a room full of art world people and I clam up.