January 15, 2020

I continue to explore different media as I work on illustrating children's books. It is so much fun!

December 24, 2019

I have been working on a children's book in collaboration with a friend of mine who is an author, and also with my daughter. We are illustrating each little story using a different artistic style. It is really fun to create stories that will help children practice thei...

November 6, 2019

Homeless people often remain anonymous, invisible.

Take a moment to look inside one of the tents. 

Who are our neighbors?

Perry Foster passed away last year. He was homeless in San Francisco. He had been a football prodigy, and dreamed of being a journalist. He wrote abou...

November 6, 2019

Día de los Muertos 2019 at MCCLA

El Agua No Entiende de Fronteras

October 22, 2019

My installation titled "Water Doesn't Understand Borders," an altar dedicated to immigrant children, will be on display throughout October and into November at MCCLA. It is part of a group show titled "Cultivando Tiempo: Day of the Dead 2019." There are four main altar...

October 10, 2019

This Friday is the Opening Reception for SOMArts Day of the Dead 2019: City of Souls. You can find out more about the event and buy tickets here: https://www.somarts.org/events/cityofsoulsopening/

I have created an altar installation titled "Tent City of Souls" in honor...

September 18, 2019

I took down my artwork “El sueño americano”from Petaluma Arts Center, and the portrait of “Dountes” from O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. I appreciate all the positive feedback I received about these pieces! 

I am now preparing to set up two altars for Día de los Muertos.


August 9, 2019

The opening reception for the Bay Area Women Artists Exhibition at the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts was a wonderful event in a beautiful setting. It is an honor to be part of this show!

11th Annual
Bay Area Women Artists

Juried by Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray

August 1 – 22...

July 20, 2019

How exciting! One of my most recent art pieces was selected to be part of the 11th Annual Bay Area Women Artists Exhibition at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, California. It is one of 40 selected from 475 individual pieces. What an honor!

"Dountes" was pain...

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