I was born and live in Laguna Beach California.
I received a BFA from UC Santa Cruz with a specialization in printmaking . I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica where I taught art and worked with young craft workers. After Peace Corps I remained in Jamaica and taught at the national art school for a few years before receiving my MFA in design from The George Washington University. I teach occasional courses at a local community college, but mostly manage to live by selling my artwork and living frugally. Five years ago I remarried and my husband Bob and I love to travel and garden. Neither of us have children. We spend part of each year on Quadra Island in British Columbia.