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 I’m drawn to creative expression that involves and engages its audience;   that which is  inclusive and accessible…like music.

In college I gravitated towards printmaking and artists books because I could create multiples to share.  Then I discovered  the art form of street painting – drawing with chalk pastels on the pavement.  The gallery came outdoors.  The artists engage with the audience in the creative process, working in public against time and the elements of nature: daylight, weather, fatigue.

Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival, is the first street painting festival in North America, held every year at the Old Mission Santa Barbara on Memorial Day weekend.  Inspired by the festival in Grazie du Curtatone, near Mantova, Italy,  the Santa Barbara festival serves as a benefit for art programs in our public schools.  Now over 30 years later, festivals of this kind are happening all over the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Being a member of this chalk tribe has gifted me lasting friendships, travel adventures and artistic growth.  My work on the street and with paper  is continually inspired by the community of artists I am privileged to know and the endless possibilities available when my mind and eyes are open.

I welcome inquiries about commissioned pieces,  as well as opportunities to participate  as a street painter in festivals and exhibitions.