I've been married since I was 17, a mother at 18. I worked as a beautician for 15 years. After that I started working at a family business helping out. In 1997 I took a ceramic class at Napa Valley College. My professor, Carolyn Broadwell was the first teacher in my life to encourage me to do something I loved. She also validated me as an artist. My first encounter with trompel'oeil art was making a clay shoe. Carolyn then gave me a postcard of Dan Anderson's cans. Not knowing he made them by slabs, I threw mine on the wheel. I didn't own a computer at the time so I would not have thought to look him up. After that Carolyn showed me Marilyn Levine's work. Then I was hooked. I've been working on my art ever since that day.
For many years now i have been struggling health problems and Yes I have been doing work but not as much as i want. Also have gone threw 2 earthquakes which has broken a lot of my tromp'oeil pieces. some of my pieces in the gallery pictures are gone but i just can't delete them. Thanks for looking at my work and i hope you enjoy .