I was introduced to art at a young age, and found myself doodling more in school than anything else. Although I have gone on to achieve an executive career in Human Resources to support my family, art has always been a driving force and a happy place throughout my life.
When I became a mother, it became even more important for me to push more towards my true passions. I have since dedicated more focused time to learning and sharing my gifts in the arts. Currently, we live in a country setting, in a lovely home with beautiful English gardens and fluffy animals. I recently just fulfilled my lifetime goal of writing and illustrating my first children's book. It will be published very soon.
Currently Teaching: Fallbrook School of the Arts Fallbrook Community Center Private Lessons & Classes in my home studio
Shows or Participation: "Creative Inspiration" - Fine Art Show -Fallbrook CA, Juried 2017 "Face to Face" - Fine Art Show - Carlsbad, CA, Juried 2017 Fallbrook Art Center 5th Annual Artists Guild Show - Juried 2016 NCCC - Artwork currently on Display 2016 Myrtle Creek Weekend Fair - 2016 "Abundant" - Fine Art Show - La Costa, CA, Juried 2016 "Rapid Eye Movement" - Fine Art Show - La Costa, CA, Juried 2015 LeucadiaART Walk 2013 & 2014
Education: BA Visual and Performing Arts, minoring in Graphics/Multimedia Design - CSUSM § Fine Arts Program/Master level classes - Jewelry (metal smith studies), figure drawing - Loyola Marymount University § Jewelry design workshops - Farin O’Conner, Pasadena § Figure drawing and Animation - Animation Institute § Figure drawing and Animation - Animation Academy Digital Design Certificates and Animation Certificates - U.C.S.D. Glass blowing - Harmony Glassworks§ Continued workshops in Ceramics, Glass, Painting, Sculpture and Drawing YOU TUBE, YOU TUBE, YOU TUBE
Teaching: RELM wine and Bistro - Carlsbad CA, Adults and Children Fancyart Design Studios - Fallbrook CA, Adults and Children Nickelodeon Studios - Burbank CA, Adults Private classes - Mosaic and Jewelry - Adults § Carlsbad Community Center – Mosaic and Jewelry – Adults and Children Burbank Creative Arts Center – Mosaic, Drawing and Jewelry – Adults and Children Screenland Studios, Hollywood – Dance and Art studio – Owner – taught classes in Drawing, Mosaic and Jewelry Fancyart Murals – Owner – Painted murals for homes and businesses – all themes Fancyart Designs – Owner - Jewelry Designs Online Fancyart Digital – Owner – Graphic Designer – freelance projects Private lessons – Adults and Children Hope Elementary – Teaching Fine Arts to Children Sassafras Creative Studio – Owner - Teaching Resin Creations to Adults and Children
Some of the items I have taught include: Drawing, sketching, painting (acrylic and watercolor), mosaic, beading, resin, jewelry, soldering, 3D art/sculpture and computer arts.