I'm kind of a late bloomer. I didn't discover painting until I was 33! But I was hooked. Inspired and driven, I'd get up early each day to paint for a few hours before the start of my workday. This demanding schedule was worth the effort. By 1999, I was able to leave my day job, and began to do my art as a full-time business. And thus began the amazing ride...
At 44 I began production of the television series, Give Your Walls Some Soul. It grew from an audience of one station to over 50 stations across the country and over 10 million households, winning numerous awards.
At 46 I published my children's book Monkey Made of Sockies. From that book came a line of licensed merchandise, the popular Monkey Made of Sockies golf club headcovers that have become a world-wide hit.
Today I'm an award-winning artist, television producer/host, author and songwriter. My artwork is licensed and sold globally, and I am currently working on my third music CD.
I see art, music, writing, and multimedia as movements in my own unfinished symphony, and I always did like to paint big.
A child once told me that I have The Power of all Giggles! Her kind words made me smile from the inside out! It is my hope that through my creative work, I can share my smiles with you.
I'm the Gallery Director for the Madera County Arts Council, I maintain a studio in Fresno, CA, and am the Past President of Yosemite Western Artists.