New Creativebug Class :: Geometric Painting


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Today my next class at Creativebug launches! In this new class I teach you how to paint an eight-pointed star.

Play with shape and color as you learn how to make one of my iconic star paintings. In this class, I’ll show you how to draft an eight-pointed star with a template, and then you’ll tape off sections and paint clean, crisp shapes. I’ll also demonstrate how to mix acrylic colors to create different shades for a striking final piece.

If you have a Creativebug subscription, you are all set — go ahead and watch the course! If not, you can either buy a class ala carte or sign up for a monthly subscription (a bargain at 9.99 a month!).

Learn more about the course (including the materials you need) and buy the course here.

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Have a happy Thursday, friends!


Four Squared Show at Arc Gallery



Friends, I’m included in a really interesting — and what should be a really visually beautiful — show in San Francisco that opens this weekend at Arc Gallery (located at 1246 Folsom St, SF). The show, Four Squared, in its fifth season, is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen micro solo exhibitions. All works are priced under $500. Each work can be purchased individually or as a collection.

My sixteen paintings are the smallest in the show at 4×4 inches each! You can see my 16 paintings arranged in their proper grid, above.


Four Squared opens this Saturday, August 23rd, from 7-10PM. The reception is open to the public and I encourage you to come and take a look, especially if you are interested in purchasing any of my small works (which are priced at $150 each). I’ll be at the reception from about 6:30-8 pm if you’d like to come say hello! The show closes on September 23rd and you can view it during open gallery

Featured artists include John Arbuckle, Lisa Congdon, Monica & Robin Denevan, Rebecca Fox, Paul Gibson, Joseph Kowalczyk, Lisa Levine & Peter Tonnigsen, Saundra McPherson, Howard Munson, Miwako Nishizawa, Sawyer Rose, Tim Svenonius, Kirsten Tradowsky, Truong Tran, Heather Wilcoxon, and Jan Wurm.

The show was curated by Arc Gallery partners, Michael Yochum & Matthew Frederick. Michael Yochum is the author of SF Art News, which maintains an exhaustive list of art events and openings in San Francisco. Matthew Frederick is founder of Art Farm, an artist collective in the Mission, where he maintains his studio.


Have a great Thursday and hope to see you Saturday at Arc Gallery!


Seven New Prints in the Shop!



Friends, after a three week vacation, my Etsy Shop is back open! And I’ve got seven new prints for sale, six of which are limited edition and printed on velvety German Etching paper.

1) LOVE CONQUERS ALL PRINT. Celebrate marriage equality with this new print! I had so much fun drawing this one! Get it here.


2) LIMITED EDITION “LIVE EVERY DAY” PRINT. Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.

3) LIMITED EDITION “THE STOMACH CARRIES THE HEART” PRINT. Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.


4) LIMITED EDITION “VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY” PRINT. Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.


5) LIMITED EDITION “BE KIND” PRINT. Limited edition of 20 (new colors!), signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.


6) LIMITED EDITION “WE SHALL FIND PEACE” PRINT. Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.


7) LIMITED EDITION “ONCE IN A GOLDEN HOUR” PRINT. Limited edition of 20, signed and numbered. Printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm. Get it here.

Have a great Wednesday friends!


Giveaway at Little Collector!




I am so excited to let you know that I’m collaborating with my friends at Little Collector on a giveaway of both my CITY and COUNTRY prints! The giveaway prints are 11×14 inches and come unframed.


All you have to do to enter to win both prints is sign up for Little Collector’s email list & Like them on Facebook. You can do that all right here. You must enter by Sunday, midnight EST. On Monday, Chrissy from Little Collector will randomly choose a winner. We’ll announce the winner next week and contact the winner next week for your mailing address.

Prefer not to enter the contest but still want to get one of these prints? They can be purchased here at different sizes, framed and unframed.

Have a happy weekend, everyone!

CATEGORIES For Sale | Kids Art | Paintings

On Change



I am a summer girl. Since I was a kid, it has been my favorite season. I love warm air, swimming pools, the light that stays into the evening. The beginning of summer, like all seasons, represents change.

A few seemingly minor things have happened over the past couple of weeks that have made me realize that my world is changing. And they have reminded me that nothing is permanent — that things (even the things we wish wouldn’t) – evolve, and that they evolve constantly. And we don’t even notice most of the time. Things are always shifting and moving — in nature, in relationships, everywhere, all the time. That’s why Buddhists practice non-attachment. They say attachment is the cause of suffering. Since things are always changing, attachment can only cause pain.

We mostly notice when something changes when it begins to hurt. And then we say “WHAT THE *#$^# JUST HAPPENED?” And then we realize this thing that is causing the sting has been sloooooowly changing for a long time, and that we just didn’t notice. That circumstance we took for granted, that thing that grounded us — is no longer what we thought. And we have to start over and find new ground and create a new world view to keep ourselves feeling okay.

In very small ways this happens to us every day. Something in our reality is shaken. But most of the time these things are so small that we move through them with ease, and we might barely notice them. And other times they feel bigger and more significant. At forty-six I’ve been through enough painful evolutions in my life to know I will get through the current one, where when I was sixteen a similar situation might have made me crawl into a hole and not come out for weeks. The more change and related pain we experience over our lifetimes, the more adept we get at moving through it. And that’s a good thing to remember.

And also, let’s face it, while some change is super painful, other change can feel welcomed and exhilarating. Every dark side has a light side, or so they say. So on this lovely summer morning, I’m searching for the light in my current round of change, and feeling grateful for the stuff in my life that is, at least for today, standing still.

Have a good Monday, friends.


New Designs at PAOM!


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Friends, I have some new designs over at Print All Over Me (aka PAOM), pictured above. They us the artwork from some of my abstract paintings. You can purchase any of the items here. Here I am this past weekend in my very own Fete shift dress!


Happy Wednesday to all.

CATEGORIES For Sale | Paintings

Paintings and Prints for Sale at


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Friends, the work from my show at Poketo is up for sale! Some of the original work has sold, but what is still available is up for sale here.

I also have six limited edition 11×14 inc prints (editions of 20, signed and numbered, printed on German etching paper). You can get those here:

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Have a great Tuesday!


Los Angeles Book Signing & Show Preview!




Friends, as you may know, this coming Saturday, I am having a book signing and show at the POKETO Flagship store in LOS ANGELES from 5-8 pm.

Today I’m going to share with you the 20 original paintings and six limited edition prints that will be available at the event.  That evening, I’ll be signing copies of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, and we’ll also be selling 20 of my small original paintings (pictured below) and six different limited edition prints (scroll down to see those). Original paintings and prints will be available first to folks who come to the opening//signing and then at 8 pm on the 14th, whatever hasn’t sold will go up for sale on the Poketo website.

You can RSVP for the event here on Facebook (though it’s not necessary to RSVP — just come!)… Either way, I hope to see you there!

Here is a preview of the 20 small 6×9 inch paintings on paper, which will all be for sale for $60 each. (Excuse the wonky iPhone images for now!):


And here is a preview of the six limited edition prints. They are all editions of 20, 11×14 inches, printed on German etching paper, signed and numbered. They are $50 each:







Have a great Tuesday.  Los Angeles, I’ll see you Saturday!


New Print in the Shop!



Friends! I’ve got a new print in the shop! Behold: Bear With Me, pictured above (printed without the copyright notice, of course), signed and dated. Head over here to purchase one.

If you are interested, the original Bear With Me painting is for sale here.

Also, news flash: I have started an email list. If you’d like to sign up to hear occasionally about sales, shows, new products & books, etc, just go here.

Have a great Wednesday.


Lines & Circles: A Few Pieces Still Available!



{My dear friend Ronald and my wife Clay at the opening of my show Lines & Circles}

As many of you know, my show Lines & Circles opened earlier this month in downtown Oakland. Most of the 22 pieces in the show have sold, but there are a few still available, which you can purchase here through June 15. Grab one of these before they sell out!

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The work is on view at Marion & Rose through June 15. Hours & location here. Purchase online here.


Lines & Circles Opening Reception on Saturday!



Friends, a reminder that the opening reception for my solo show Lines & Circles is happening this Saturday, May 10 from 4-7 pm at Marion & Rose’s Workshop! Please come by to see the work in person (22 original paintings), eat delicious food, drink a little wine, and say hello.

You can RSVP on the Facebook invitation here if you wish!

Have a great Thursday!

CATEGORIES Exhibitions | Paintings

New “Fête” Leggings and Shift Dress



Hi friends, I’m super excited to announce that I’ve got leggings and a shift dress with my “Fête” abstract painting design over at You can find the leggings here and the shift dress here.


Happy shopping & have a great Tuesday!

CATEGORIES For Sale | Paintings

Lines & Circles Paintings Now Available


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Friends. work for my solo show Lines & Circles is now available online here in the Marion & Rose shop. There are 22 paintings for sale, and 1 limited edition print (edition of 25 only).

You can also view and purchase the work in person at Marion & Rose’s Workshop in Oakland. You can find the shop’s location and directions here.

Lines & Circles is up until June 15 and can be viewed during any open hours. The show opens tonight (I will be there between 5 pm and 6 pm only tonight) and there is a reception on May 10 from 4-7 pm (I’ll be there for that entire party!).

If you are interested, you can read an interview on the Marion & Rose blog about my work & inspiration and other topics here (with some cool shots of my studio).

I have been making representational paintings and drawings for fourteen years, but this is my first complete body of abstract work. I heard a famous designer say a few years ago that everything is made up of lines and circles. I have never been able to let that idea go, and it has since changed the way I approach drawing and painting. For example, in my representational work, I think of a leaf not as a leaf anymore, but as a collection of connected lines, both straight and curved. In my abstract work, lines and circles play with and against each other to create energy and movement. I am forever obsessed with “perfect balance”, and while I am not sure I ever achieve it in my work, it is always my goal. Abstract painting has freed me up to play with shapes and the space around them in new an interesting ways.

Thank you for your interest! Click here to purchase!

Happy Friday.


More Framed Paintings for Lines & Circles Show



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If you missed it yesterday, I’m showing a preview of some of the (now framed) pieces that are going into my show Lines & Circles at Marion & Rose’s Workshop in Oakland, which opens tomorrow. You can see the pieces I posted yesterday here. All of the paintings (there are 22 in all, ranging in size from 5×7 to 24×36 inches) will be for sale starting at 9 am PST tomorrow, Friday, May 2, in the Marion & Rose shop. At 9 am tomorrow, I’ll provide a link to the shop.

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In the Heat of the Night, 9×12 inches on masonite.


Hamlet 3 and Many Moons, both 6×6 inches on masonite.


Tornado, 11×14 inches on masonite.


Constellation and Eclipse, both 5×7 inches on wood.



Map of my Brain, 10×10 inches on masonite.


Hamlet 1, 8×10 inches on wood.


Lines & Circles opens tomorrow (the gallery will be open till 7 pm tomorrow night). The official opening party will be held Saturday, May 10, from 4-7 pm. All are welcome! Hope to see you there. Have a great Thursday!






April Revelry, 24×24 inches on wood.

I’ve spent the last several days framing up my paintings for my upcoming show Lines & Circles at Marion & Rose’s Workshop. There are 22 paintings in the show, all of them abstract, and they range in size from 5×7 inches to 24×36 inches. I’ve spent the last few days framing all of them in 1/4 inch birch wood with my miter saw.

Today I’m going to share a few of them with you, and tomorrow and Friday I’ll share a few more so you can see the full range of work. All of these paintings are for sale through Marion & Rose and Friday —  once they are available —  I’ll share the link to purchase them. You can also visit Marion & Rose’s Workshop in person at 461 9th St, Oakland or call the gallery during open hours to purchase work over the phone with a credit card.

The show opens this Friday night (I’ll be there for an hour or two at the opening if you want to stop by) and then on May 10 I’m having a reception from 4-7 pm at the gallery. All are welcome!


Arches & Swell, both 6×6 inches on masonite.


Swimming, 16×20 inches on wood.


Like Magic, 24×36 inches on wood.


Floating World, 8×10 inches on masonite.


The End of the World as We Know It, 11×14 inches on wood.

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You Turn Me Right Round, 8×10 inches on wood.

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Ghost Mountain, 11×14 inches on wood.

Have a great Wednesday, friends!