Art & Me...

I've always liked to draw pictures.  When I was younger, I didn't think I was very good at it, so I took photographs as a means of expression.  Then one year in college, a professor of film saw some of the drawings I was doing on my own, and suggested sending some of them to Psychology Today Magazine.  It was enough encouragement for me to graduate with my B.S. in Psychology, and then head off to Art School!  I attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and later moved to L.A. to study at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena.  I worked as a Freelance Illustrator for 15 years in L.A., New York, Seattle and San Francisco.  Clients included the L.A. Times, Business Week Magazine, Parents Magazine, Family Circle, McMillan and other publishers.  I worked in Advertising for folks like McDonald's, Chevron, American Express and PG&E among others. Looking to be more involved with humans, and for a way to make a difference in the world, I went back to school, changing careers, to eventually become the crisis counselor at a high school near San Francisco.  Some of the most rewarding drawings I've done over the years, were caricatures of the kids I met with, as a pass back to class!  I retired from the High School after 13 amazing years and returned to my exploration of Art, studying drawing and painting at the College of Marin in Novato, CA.  And so, as my schizophrenic path winds on, this site represents some of who I was and who I am in Art.  A friend mentioned that the work represented here is "sort of all over the place!"  And so it seems to go!  I'm always open, if you have questions or comments. Thanks for visiting!