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I grew up in the wonderfully spooky city of New Orleans. While other kids were running about in the fresh air,  I remained huddled inside ; first devouring any fantasy or fairy tales that I could find, and then trying to illustrate what I had just read. I fell in love with the work of  the classic illustrators of children's literature. Rackham, Detmold, Dulac, Nielsen, and Tenniel  put faces to the characters that I loved in all the old stories.

I continued to draw avidly . My efforts back then consisted mainly of pen and ink renderings of mermaids, fairies, and Tolkein characters. Then I finally got some lessons when I attended  the University of New Orleans, where I learned to paint and where - in 1986- I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree . Immediately thereafter, I began working as a Mardi Gras float painter and designer. While I worked on my own paintings here and there, I didn't really decide exactly what it was that I wanted to paint until I moved to Los Angeles in 1996, where I started painting rather unconventional still lifes. 

I like to find the humor in life. I use animals, dolls, odd toys, haunted figures from old photographs-to portray everyman, and I love  the technical aspects of painting ; rendering different textures, patterns, and surfaces, as thoroughly as I am able, and thereby giving a weightiness to the fantasy.

I want to make sure that my paintings imply a narrative, and I tell my own stories now through my paintings, harkening back to those wonderful, magical stories and illustrations that so enchanted me as a child.

I currently reside and work as a scenic artist for theater, television and film in Los Angeles. I also keep very busy doing my own artwork, and I am currently illustrating a children’s book.

My first love though, continues to be creating and telling my own stories-to the best of my ability- through my paintings.



Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Tawdry"

Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “ Loteria III”, “Something Wild in My Garden”, “The Love You Make”, “Pinocchio’s Follies"

Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. “Interfusion”, “Sonic Splendor"

Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA: Featured Artist  “Seven Deadly Sins”, “Insectarium"

The Hive Gallery, Phoenix, AZ: " You Have the Magic" 

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Laluzapalooza XXXI” , The 5th Annual Coaster Show

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA: "Surreal Salon 5" 


Eight and Sand, Gift Art Group Show, Seattle, WA:  "Gift Art Group Show” , "The Great Outdoors" 

Cactus Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA:  "Symphony of Wings”, “Water” , " Sticks and Stones” , "Tiny Treasures XI"  

Chico Art Center, Chico, CA:  National All Media Juried Exhibition

Artsy Shark, online, Featured Artist November

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA :  "The Coaster Show” ,  “Laluzapalooza XXX” 

Coagula Curatorial, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA:  “Ten Top Artists” 


La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: "The Coaster Show" ,"Laluzapalooza" 

Gristle Tattoo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: "Libertine" 

Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI:  "Ink 2" 

Chico Art Center, Chico, CA:  "Contemporary Woman" 

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA: The Hive 10th Anniversary Show 

The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ:  "Booked:Contemporary Literary Art”


Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA: "Surreal Salon 6"  2014 

The Virtual Tart Gallery, Second Life: "Unsorted" solo show 

Perihelion Arts and Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ: "Chimerical"

Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA: "24 and Under-A Small Works Show"

NAAC, Woodstock, Illinois "27th Annual Women's Works”


Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA:  "Surreal Salon 5" 

Las Laguna Gallery,Laguna Beach, CA : "Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact or Fiction" , "24 and Under"

The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  Featured Artist for the month of October

International Guild of Realism,Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ: " 8th International Juried Exhibition"

Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, LA:  "Surreal Salon 5" 


“Infected By Art Volume 4” 2016

infected by art vol 4

"Vicious, Delicious, and Ambitious 20th Century Women Artists" 

vicious, delicious and ambitious

  a Schiffer Design Book

“Weirdo Noir”

weirdo noir

Chronicle Books


I’m the featured artist of the month for November, 2016  at Artsy Shark

You can find me over at Infected by Art

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