I have always been fascinated with fashion and history and my paintings always reflect these loves. And I am extremely drawn to Folk tales of other cultures, I have studied Japanese for many years so many of my works reference Japan but I love Tales from all over the world. Often when for a new piece I start with the clothes and the story and situation evolve from there. I Graduated with a degree in Costume Design from California State University of Fullerton and has been painting since she could hold a brush. I love color and movement and mixing the very traditional with something unexpected. I love The Surrealists and the great fantasy artists ~ John William Waterhouse, Hokkusai, Dali, Edward Gorey, many others . . .