About The Artist

My initial direction and interest in art making came along early through analog photography. I carried my Canon camera everywhere I went, setting up a darkroom in my apartment bathroom in Basel, Switzerland. Moving later to the San Francisco Bay Area in California, I started studying abstract painting with my husband Mark, an established painter himself. That enriching background enabled me to find my own style of painting. Through trial and error, my painting techniques developed quickly until I found something that I knew was mine. 
My painting evolves around color, design, fabric, nature and fragments.
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I enjoy making small color studies on paper. Their assistance in my larger paintings on canvas is vast. Exploring colors, hues and shades and how they affect each other is at the core of my approach to painting. Color theory is an important part of the process in creating these large canvases. Brush work is essential, the details are carefully shaped and manipulated as I proceed. It takes steady hands and an awareness and sensitivity for the desired lines I seek.
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I’ve been fortunate to exhibit my paintings in galleries, and my works have been acquired by collectors from around the world. Our studio in Oakland where sunlight pours through a twenty foot wall of windows, enables experimentation with light and paint, casting shadows and silhouettes on the walls. Playing with reflections, mixing paint and exploring colors, I attempt to capture a static energy in my canvases.
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While painting I often feel that confidence is an essential part of my artistic process, specifically how the work has evolved over the years. The more natural the movement, the more natural the look of the surface becomes. It’s a journey through various colors and shapes, inspirations and observations, where I can pick the areas that speak to me the most, and put them together in the search of harmony.
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It’s important to work in a concentrated direction on the painting before me, so the desired image can come forth in a natural way. I strongly believe that there is always something blossoming from something else that hovers in our consciousness, and following those directions of your own light, will cast new shadows along the way.
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Ultimately it’s important to remember to have fun and to enjoy the flow of color. Art history is important to me, and I’ve read countless art biographies/books on art history, and I continue in that direction, attempting to push the past forward in my work. Delving into previous art movements, the lives and experiences of other artists inspires me in my own painting. The works I’m exhibiting here are a testimony to my passion and commitment to painting.
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Claude Monet once said, “I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” With that thought in mind, I would want you to ponder these abstract paintings.
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