Born USA. I started making art at the age of 21. I was admitted on the spot to the San Francisco Art Institute upon showing the Dean of Admissions my portfolio of Thurberesque Drawings with funny captions. Much of my artistic inspiration from my flea market finds ( vintage & rare ephemera), my huge unusual vintage, children's book collection, dance & burlesque performances, icons, symbols and images from all kinds of religions and my exploration into personal relationships.
Although I have a distinctive style, I have explored many mediums- collage, painting, drawing, print making & fabric design, digital art. Some of my work is pretty and decorative but I also create ugly & raw paintings. These self therapy paintings are meant to be ugly and humourous . Kitsch, fashion, phtography, film, Children's art, German expressionism, Matisse, Dufy, Nolde, Redon as well as unknown outsider & folk+ art brut artists are have contributed to my style.
As of February 2013, I have published my first children's ebook LULU LOOKS FOR LOVE which is available on www.amazon.com
2019 Two month art residency in the Berkshires, MA and created a series of 30 paintings and drawings.
1986- 1989- San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California USA B.F.A. Painting1996 Fabric Workshop & Museum- Apprenticeship Fabric DesignPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania USA2002-present various class at Mainline Art Center, Haverford, Pennsylvania USAEXHIBITIONS October- November 2006 Pop Shop Gallery, Sugar Coated Halloween Show, Cleveland, Ohio, USAOctober 2006- Mermaid painting- donated Planned Parenthood, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, USA - permanent DisplaySeptember 2006- artist commissioned 2 rocking chairs for Lankenau Hospital. Mermaid & Angel Rocking chair. Article and photos featured in Mainline Times, September 2006. Only artist mentioned by name.February 2006 Private Commission for the new music room at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; 2 collaged paintings with vintage & rare ephemera,
2020- Art residency in the Berkshires Fall 2019
Into The Woods, Art Show South Street, Philadelphia October 2009
June- August 2008- TO A GOOD HOME- Animal Art Show- Group Art Show at Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia,PAJune 1st- June 22, 2007Admore Initiave 56 E. Lancaster Ave,Ardmore,Pennsylvania USAFirst Fridays In connection with Mainline Art Center
Sept. 2014 DREAMS & MEMORIES, Signal Art Centre, Wicklow, Ireland