Welcome to my studio and online portfolio...


These are my most recent paintings and photography collections.  The textural beauty of nature is the subject of my work whether I am creating with paintbrush or camera.


I grew up and live with my husband in California's Central Valley which is a rich and verdant agricultural area.  Inspired by the natural beauty around me, a few years ago I began photographing and painting garden flowers and nature subjects.  My artwork has been featured in exhibitions and garden shows and I continue to develop an emerging portfolio.


After many years teaching college level art history, I still find myself fascinated with the connections that occur between art, history and culture.  My work is frequently informed by the art of the past combined with visual storytelling.


My blog, The Gilded Bloom, encompasses painting and mixed media projects, photography, floral styling ideas and garden inspiration.


Thank you for visiting.