Hello, and welcome to one of my internet presences.
I am an artist working with painting, drawing, and cut paper. I also play cello and make pottery.
You can find my artwork posing as illustration in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Air France Magazine, The Dove Self-Esteem Project, and The Rumpus to name a few. My other work can be found here once in a while.
Some of my cut paper pictures are commissioned for articles, but when seen together they become a coherent body of work exploring themes of loss, alienation and anxiety. I use gouache paint and 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper. I also use scissors, tweezers and an x-acto knife quite a bit.
While my cut paper work resides in the realm of painting – its history, process and formal compositional concerns – my drawings emerge from an interest in narrative, spontaneity and stream-of-consciousness writing. My drawings address performance anxiety in an absurd world, exploring a sense of humor and pathos. I use pen and ink and colored pencil. One of my cartoons has appeared in The Stranger (the comments are uplifiting) and my art has been selected to appear in American Illustration 32 & 35, 3x3 Magazine, and has been featured on It's Nice That. I've also exhibited my work nationally and internationally.
I live in southern California with my husband and our 9 year-old daughter.
In this feminist photograph of me from Election Day 2016, I am wearing a vintage coral pantsuit and drinking coffee from a "Votes for Women" replica ceramic cup with matching saucer.