artist bio

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2020

while I wait for my paintings to dry in the evenings I have been beadweaving.

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joshua tree national park


photo gallery from backcountry camping and exploring joshua tree this spring

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Gardening

Bona Fide gardens with view of Volcan Concepcion

Since 2012 I have worked on farm and permaculture garden projects in California, Portugal, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico.

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central america

my camera did not survive the journey through central america so I have very few precious documented memories of my 6 months of traveling through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. I am writing a memoir to document my memories of this trip and working on a related painting series called the funky jungle.

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life in europe // france


first time ever traveling to Paris! couchsurfing with my best friends

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life in europe // budapest

couchsurfing for the weekend with friends in Budapest, Hungary // I love it here // thanks to our amazing host for showing us the beauty of this city!
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life in europe // southern italy

photo gallery // traveling southern Italy with mom

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life in europe // traveling portugal

I flew from Italy into Lisboa, Portugal and journeyed north along the coast from Lisbon to Sintras, Peniche, and Oporto

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life in europe // catalunya

Living in Europe from 2011-2012 gave me a chance to see the art I studied in college in person, to learn about new cultures and walk ancient streets, to be humbled by foreign languages and to understand both the inherent cultural loss and privilege that being born in the USA has given me. Catalunya is an amazing country that is often called Spain, yet is an entirely different country with their own unique language and culture that is very close to my heart. Visca Catalunya!
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