I believe in bold layered work, infused with meaning.
I create portraits, paintings, and prints that anchor me to generations past and examine the question: In times of change, what remains true?
For color and flavor, I embrace the strong influences of Mexico, derived from
summers spent there with my grandparents. The women in my family were taught to mend and repair, and that is why I often incorporate stitching and thread into my work. My art is topical, social, women-centered, and sometimes political - the result of my academic and professional background in television and politics. You’ll also see remnants of my Catholic school upbringing in my work; even though I’ve left many of the teachings behind, the iconography of halos and saints still resonates.
When asked what I do, I respond, "I am a visual storyteller."
Portrait of Singer/Activist Miriam Makeba
Amplify Series | 2021
A Path of Yellow Moonlight to Bring You Safely Home
House Florals | 2022
California Hills: Stitched and Mended
Home/Land Series | 2021
10765 SW 119th Street
Stitched Together Series | 2021