Bio, C.V. and News

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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 - avidly reading any fantasies 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 practice drawing, though my efforts back then consisted mainly of bic pen renderings of mermaids, fairies, and Tolkein characters. Finally, I went to college and got some lessons at  the University of New Orleans. I learned to paint there, and in 1986 I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree . 

Immediately after graduation, 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 on what it was that I wanted to paint until I moved to Los Angeles in 1996, and I started painting rather unconventional still lifes. Lately, I've become much more interested in painting animals and humans…especially magical ones, but I do still dearly love a still life-or what passes for one in my world.

I reside in Los Angeles now and I have transitioned from freelancing as a scenic artist for theater, television and film to working every minute that I can manage on my personal artwork, telling those stories, and enjoying the freedom to paint whatever I want.



Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Friendship”, “Sappy"


Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Birdbrains”, “Do You Like Me Now?”, “Landscapes”, “Tiny Treasures"

Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  “Lithomancy”

Artwhirl Gallery, Long Beach, NY “Super Summer 2020"

Gallery 30 South, Pasadena, CA “8th Annual Coaster Show at Gallery 30 South"


Sugarmynt Gallery, Pasadena, CA “Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition"

Inverarity Gallery, Aberdeenshire, UK “A is for Apple"

Gallery 30 South, Pasadena, CA “The Coaster Show” 7th annual

Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. “Mini Masterpieces”

Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Cats”, “Homes”, “Magic Oceans, Sacred Rivers”, “Loteria V”, “Tiny Treasures"

Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY “Kaleidoscope”, “Phantasm”, “Cult of Meow"

Calvaria Gallery, Millville, NJ “Morsels"


Gallery 30 South, Pasadena, CA “The Coaster Show” 6th annual

Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Sexy Beast"

La Bodega Gallery, San Diego, CA “Spirit Animal” group art show

Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Patterns”, “Loteria IV”, “Ho’olaule’a”, “Board and Room in a Mushroom”, “The Revival”, “Tiny Treasures"

La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Laluzapalooza"


Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  “Something Witchy”,“Tawdry"

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

Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. “Coven”, “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 9" 


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”

My work has appeared in:


Infected By Art Volume 8” 2020


Infected By Art Volume 7” 2019

IFA v.6

“Infected By Art Volume 6”  2018

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“Infected By Art Volume 5” 2017

infected by art vol 4

“Infected By Art Volume 4” 2016

Imaginaire XI 200

“Imaginaire XI” 2019

vicious, delicious and ambitious

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

 a Schiffer Design Book

“Weirdo Noir”

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“Weirdo Noir”

Chronicle Books

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You can find me over at Infected by Art

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I’m honored to be included in The Heroine’s Journey. You can check it out here


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