I am an Oakland artist with a detached studio in my backyard. I just received my BFA from CSUEB and want to continue doing what I love - painting. I love that people enjoy my art. I just want to share that joy with as many people as possible. Being a part of this community here in the Bay Area gives me great pleasure - the diverse cultures and progressive movements mean everything to me. I am proud to be a Bay Area artist and only wish to meet more Bay Areans who love and create art. My art comes to me as I stand without preconceived ideas in front of my canvas. Color has always been my friend and is expressed with my feelings. I started oil painting after 5 years of study in water color, which has influenced me with regard to respecting the transparency of some of the oils.