Art and Glass, it is what makes me happy. I have been an artist for many
years. First I was focusing on 2D art in oils and acrylics. Soon I discovered
pastels and watercolor and in the last 8 years I got involved with glass as
an art medium too. During the years I have taken classes to get better and
to have that wonderful exchange with fellow artists that make you as an
artist grow on a professional and personal level.
My art has improved and expanded, my glass branched out to include plates,
bowls, jewelry and sculptural pieces. I teach beginning glass fusing classes
and private drawing lessons.
Still, I have so many plans and ideas for future pieces.
In my career as an artist I have received many rewards. My work has been
put on book covers, a piano piece has been composed to it, a dance has
been choreographed to it. I have received honorable mentions, third, second
and first prizes and best of show in art competitions. Still, the biggest
reward to me is to make someone happy with something I created.
Thank you for visiting me and I hope you will check on me again. In the
'upcoming events' section on my home page you can see where and when
you can find me.
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Awards and Rewards
July 2012 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa
Honorable Mention, Professional Painting, Oil, with "14"
April 2012 Spring Reflexions Annual Juried Ar Show Saddleback Art League
First place, master class, oil, with "Bill"
Third place, master class, oil and egg tempera with "14"
July 2011 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, Ca
Honorable Mention, Pastel, with "Heart and Soul, part III"
April 2011 Annual Saddleback College Student Art Show
First place, Watercolors, with "I wish I was a dragon"
July 2010 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa
First Place in Professional Painting, Pastel, with "Heart and Soul, part II"
First Place in Professional Jewelry, Body of Work, with my Hummingbird Pendants.
May 2010 Spring Reflexions Annual Juried Art Show Saddleback Art League
Juror's Choice Watercolor, Masters Class, with "Final Days"
Third Place Pastel, Masters Class, with "Heart and Soul, part III"
April 2010 Annual Saddleback College Student Art Show
Second Place in Watercolor with Mattilla Poppies
April 2010 Invitation for the symposium and Lectorate acceptance speech
Booklet cover, illustration, 'My Goddess'
April 2010 The Wall, Magazine, Saddelback College, Mission Viejo
Publication of "Final Days"
July 2009 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa
Second Place Body of work, Jewelry
Third Place Professional Class, Mixed Media with "Heart and Soul, part II"
Honorable Mention Professional 3D, Fused glass
May 2009 Spring Reflexion, Saddleback Art League annual juried art show
Best of Show with Pastel, "Heart and Soul, part II"
First Place Mixed Media, "Heart and Soul, part II"
Second Place in oils with "Reflexion"
Honorable Mention in oils with "Maaike"
April 2009 1 Oil painting and 1 drawing accepted in the annual Saddleback College Student Art Show
August 2008 Lake Mission Viejo Association
Winner of the annual Paint the Lake festival.
The painting is now part of the collection of the Lake Mission Viejo Ass.
July 2008 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa
First prize in Drawing/Illustration, Mixed media, professional class
May 2008 2 drawings accepted in the annual Saddleback College Student Art Show
July 2007 Art glass sculpture accepted in professional class at the Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, Ca.
May 2007 One woman show at the Laguna Hills Community Center
April 2007 Art glass sculpture accepted in annual Saddleback College Student Art Show
2006 Choreography on "Going my way"
by Tami McQueen, choreographer and director at the One Performing Arts Center in Mission Viejo
on the music of Bill Cushman.
June 2005-August 2006
Co-exhibitor at the Window Gallery Fine Art in San Juan Capistrano, Ca.
2005 Bill Cushman, composer
Piano Composition made for 'Going my way'
Oct. 2004 Harvest of Color Annual Show Saddleback Art League, Ca.
Honorable Mention in watercolor with " Going my way"
July 2003 Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa
First place in Drawing/Illustration, Professional Class, with "Nepali Girl"
Dec.'02 All Media Show 2002, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, Ca
Honorable Mention with "Hangin' On"