can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t drawing.
day a woman saw me sketching and asked me where I learned to draw… I was
surprised by the question, but realized that behind it was her desire to draw,
we chatted a bit and I made some suggestions. I thought about this later… yes,
I was trained in art school, but in truth I’ve been learning to draw since I
could pick up a crayon, and I still feel I’m learning every time I draw! I
wouldn’t want it any other way!
I was born
in Los Angeles, California, and the city and surrounding area continue to be a
favorite subject. My studio is in nearby Pasadena. I love many things about
this area… I’m drawn to places that feel like the “old” Los Angeles (which is
relative of course!). I never tire of the effects of atmosphere (what some
unkindly call smog!), the verticals of the palm trees and horizontals of
freeways… and the many brush-covered hills. And, wherever I travel along comes
the sketchbook, and I fall in love with places through drawing them. I think my
work is becoming progressively more gestural — more about the feeling I have
about a place than factual representation.
my living as a toy designer, illustrator, and also teach drawing and design.
I’ve always drawn and painted whenever possible — however, maintaining a
constant sketchbook habit is something I’m doing now more than ever —
especially since discovering Urban Sketchers!"