Originally born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, I am very happy to call Santa Cruz my home with my husband Isaac and our cat Chin- Chin. I work full-time as a Registered Dental Assistant in Aptos and co-own a wedding planning business.
I earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 2010 and quickly moved to Santa Cruz after graduation. One of the many things that drew me to Santa Cruz was the climate. I’ve always been a beach girl, but now I could hike a few miles and find myself surrounded by towering redwoods, or drive up the coast to see massive cliffs that drop into the ocean below while windsurfers race in the distance. There is something about Santa Cruz that is refreshing and ever since moving here I wanted to capture that enticing feeling.
While I primarily work in watercolor for stationery design, I have recently tried stepping out of my comfort zone to take a more loose, abstract and organic approach towards my landscape paintings of Santa Cruz and Monterey County. The series consists of my two favorite mediums, watercolor, which has the power to move in ways that can be unpredictable, and oils, which bring a richness to the canvas. It’s been fun pushing myself in ways I haven’t tried before, all while getting to explore this amazing city we live in. As for long-term goals, I have some children’s book ideas in the works and would love to be published one day.
10% OF SALES FROM MY ART WILL GO TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS TO HELP THOSE DEVASTATED BY THE RECENT FIRES IN SHASTA AND BUTTE COUNTIES