Saturday, October 1, 2016

Inktober 1- Fast

Inktober is back! Here is some info: Join and create! What could be more "fast" (today's theme) than a seahorse race?  I used a variety of color inks and my zebra brush pen as pictured below. This scene is derived from a sea story I am working on. I can't wait to see everyone else's sketches this month. It will be great fun to participate!
"Fast" Ink 8x8" 
With Mat

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Frida Fest Art Show

The Frida Fest in Hollywood this past weekend was great! So much beautiful artwork and performances really embracing everything Frida Kahlo, it was an honor to be a part of it.
"Frida Catlo" 8x10 watercolor original 250.00 framed
At the show 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Cristina and Stephen

We just celebrated a beautiful wedding with our friends, here is their animal portrait! 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

City of Hope 19th Pediatric Picnic

City of Hope Pediatric Picnic Success! It was such a wonderful event for the families, it was an honor to meet some of the families, draw for the kids, and meet talented cartoonists and comic artists!! Thanks to Scott Shaw and especially to Paul Gagon and Sharon Gagon taking care of us and making sure we didn't melt of heat! Some talented artists I met were Talia Ellis, Ivan Camilli, and Terry Wilson. Can't wait for next year!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spock Cat Appearance in Another Publication


I was so honored when Miss Judy Wilson member of Starfleet an international fan club for Star Trek and editor of the the USS Colombia NCC 2049 ship newsletter asked to feature my Leonard Nimoy cat illustration in the April 2016 issue. I am a Star Trek fan and painted this piece in honor of our beloved actor and character, Spock, he portrayed so well. There are some amazing articles about Leonard Nimoy and more! See information about the ship here: and some screen shots of the newsletter below:
Oh, yeah and one of my favorite Spock scenes. What is your favorite Spock scene?


Monday, April 18, 2016

Hummingbirds of Paradise and other Flower Adventures

With this artwork, I experimented with a different medium, drawing and painting on wood. Art is a journey and it is fun to take different paths of trying a new style, medium, or theme, and just "play"- this work was very relaxing and fun to create. I enjoy sharing the journey with my students in guiding them to dive in and try new things, take inspiration from many resources and spontaneously apply that in a lesson, and create an environment where my students feel free to create and "play" through their own journey of art making to discover new possibilities.This piece  expresses an appreciation for nature and it's beauty. It highlights the playfulness and magic of the hummingbird,  and symbolizes the co-evolution between plants and animals. I am still experimenting with more flower/animal pieces but  this final piece "Hummingbirds of Paradise" will show in the What Those Who Teach Can Do art show at the Art Institutes of Southern California in Costa Mesa in May 2016. Come check it out!

11x17" Colored Pencil and Watercolor on Wood $350.00


even the pencil shavings are pretty!

process 1

process 2

nasturtium beauty

start of nasturtium piece