UPCOMING EVENTS

Art Around Adams

ART AROUND ADAMS - ART WALK

Celebrate the start of summer on this two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue where art, music and street performances fill every nook and cranny. Art exhibits fill shops and restaurants; multiple stages fill the air with music and comedy; and it’s a family friendly event with both kid zones and beer gardens! I’ll be hanging out most of the day at MRH Interiors in Normal Heights, doing some live collaborative painting, and guiding a small take-home art project. I will also make an appearance at Kiko & Sven in Kensington, so check their schedule too! Not only will I have lots of new artwork for sale at each location, but both of these shops have lots of beautiful items for you and your home. Hope you can come by!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
MRH Interiors
3182 Adams Avenue
San Diego

Kiko & Sven
3723 Adams Avenue
San Diego

Abstract Workshop

ABSTRACT PATTERNS WORKSHOP

Love abstract paintings, but can’t afford to buy them? Need a pop of color on that gallery wall, but can’t find the right colors? Come paint (at two different locations in San Diego!) with me and create two patterned abstracts with liquid acrylics. I will provide you with several color palettes and pattern choices then guide you through the creation of your patterned pieces of art on paper. If you love simple abstracts & modern or boho design, you will love this easy workshop for any level of artist. And the best part is you will have two pieces of art to frame and keep for yourself or give one away to a friend...or that special lady in your life for Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 3 & Thursday May 18, 2017 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Mint Studio (Del Mar)
5965 Village Way #105
San Diego

Thursday, May 25, 6:30 to 8:30
MRH Interiors (Normal Heights)
3182 Adams Avenue
San Diego

RECENT EVENTS

"BYOJ” PAINT YOUR JEANS WORKSHOP – ART LOUNGE ON 101

Make a fashion statement by wearing your own art! Why pay those ridiculous prices for painted designer jeans at department stores and boutiques when you can make your own! Bring a fave pair of jeans (you know the ones you feel fabulous in!) and we will amp them up with painted brushstrokes, splatters, markings and good ole finger painting. Then we’ll embellish with a bit of embroidery for an extra creative kick! You’ll walk away with a hand painted pair of one-of-a-kind jeans that will be the envy of everyone you know. Bring a friend, meet some new friends and be ready to get messy and have some fun. Head to the Art Lounge on 101 website below to sign up today (space is limited!)

Sunday, March 5, 2017 2 to 4 p.m.
Art Lounge on 101
816 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA

Love Wins

"LOVE WINS" – ART ESCAPE

People ask me all year long if I have any “heart art” left from Valentine’s Day, so this year, I decided to open up my studio for an extra HeArt Escape! We will experiment with acrylic paints, various textures, and lots of tricks, tools and techniques. At the end of the escape, you will go home with a one-of-a-kind 10" x 10” piece of heart art (similar to the photo) and a full heart! Let’s head into the month of March with an evening of relaxation, creation and play. Grab a friend and join me for this fun experience, but sign up quickly as I only have space for six "artists". Go to my Art Escape page to register, or contact me to plan a private event if this night doesn't work for you.

Friday, March 3, 2017 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.   SORRY, SOLD OUT
My Studio
Del Cerro, San Diego

TEETER - SATURDAYS AFTER SUNSET

If you haven't been to Teeter in Ocean Beach, you're missing out on a gem! Teeter is a modern, organic home store with a little something for everyone. Beautifully curated home goods, jewelry, art and kids items fill the open space that's shared with "The Nest" coffee shop and "Saans Lena" art studio. Local artist Josh Fillis and I are the featured artists for Teeter's upcoming SATURDAY AFTER SUNSET evening of live music, art, wine, coffee & creating for kids. Come shop, sip and create with us at Teeter's first collective art night! I will be featuring my "San Diego Love" series shown here.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 7 to 9 p.m.
Teeter
5032 Niagara Avenue
Ocean Beach, CA

CREATIVE COCOON – ART AUCTION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN

Along with many other local artists, I donated these two pieces (cropped views) of original art for Creative Cocoon's Auction to benefit the homeless children of San Diego. There will be over 40 pieces of art, as well as other exciting donated items, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Monarch School for homeless children. Tickets are only $25 and include wine & beer, gourmet appetizers and access to all the artwork and silent auction items. And...it all takes place at La Jolla Tap & Grill, so it's the perfect place to socialize and try some new beers while making a difference in the lives of others! Come join me for a beer, bid on some pieces and hopefully win a new piece of art!

Sunday, August 28, 2016 4 to 8 p.m.
La Jolla Tap and Grill
6830 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA

ART ON 30TH – “LOCAL INSPIRATION” GALLERY EXHIBIT

Not only is this piece, “Cocktails & Airplanes at Mister A’s”, part of my brand new < < San Diego Love > > abstract series, it was juried into Art on 30th Gallery’s “Local Inspiration” Exhibit. It will join a gallery full of beautiful and inspiring artwork in a celebration of San Diego. Every size and media will be showcased in this exhibit inspired by the beauty of San Diego. Please join me and the other talented local artists for the opening reception of the show on Saturday, July 30. There will be lots of art, wine and live painting by local surf & island-themed guest artist, Norm Daniels. If you can’t join me for a glass of wine at the opening, stop by during the exhibit from July 30 – September 3 to see the stories and works of art that pay homage to our wonderful city!

Opening: Saturday, July 30, 2016 6 to 8 p.m.
Exhibit: July 30 - Sept. 3
Ashton Gallery
4434 30th Street
San Diego, CA

FIRST FRIDAY, OCEANSIDE ART WALK

My sister and her family have lived in Oceanside for almost 30 years, so I’ve spent lots of time in and around this very northern part of San Diego. When I was given the opportunity to show my artwork at Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk this month, I was more than happy to participate! Because of the colorful nature of my work (and a tendency to add lots of whimsy and organic shapes and images), I was paired with Seaside Flowers in Artist Alley. I think the art and beautiful floral arrangements will be a sweet pair! I’d love for you to stop by for a look while wandering the streets of the Art Walk and taking in the summer ocean air...I’ll be there from 5-8!

Friday, August 5, 2016 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Seaside Flowers
Artist Alley, 212 Suite C
(walkway beside 511 Pier View Way)
Oceanside, CA

"SUMMER SOLSTICE" – ART ESCAPE

The summer solstice is June 20 and I'll be opening my studio for my seasonal Art Escape to celebrate this delicious season of sunshine! I can't think of a better way to celebrate my favorite time of the year than doing what I love most...painting, teaching and socializing! We will be creating bright, sun-inspired, mixed-media, circle abstracts on 10 x 10" wood panels (similar to image to the left) while sipping and savoring light beverages and snacks. Join me for this fun experience, but sign up quickly as I only have space for six "artists". Go to my Art Escape page to register, or contact me to plan a private event if this night doesn't work for you.

Friday, June 17, 2016 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.   SORRY, SOLD OUT
My Studio
Del Cerro, San Diego

THE ART STASH – 2ND ANNIVERSARY ART WALK

This colorful artist supply store & gallery is such a unique neighborhood shop, with a great selection of art supplies, a little gallery for local artists, and a space for classes and creating. I love how they are so connected with the community and support local artists so generously. They are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary in La Mesa with an Art Walk in their back lot - filled with all sorts of talented artists, a storewide sale, giveaways and food trucks. I’m excited to be a part of this community event (so close to my neighborhood!) and encourage YOU San Diego locals to stop by as well! Pick up a little piece of art, meet some new people and grab some lunch…and maybe some art supplies for your next creative project. Hope to see you there!
I'll have a little bit of everything for sale, including these juicy pieces with wrap-around color. Perfect gifts!

Sunday, May 29, 2016  12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The Art Stash
7859 El Cajon Blvd. Suite B
La Mesa, CA 91942

ART N SOUL ON 101 – 9TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

In preparation for its ninth year in business, Art N Soul on 101 has recently added even more amazing art and treasures to the gallery, as well as a new stylish Boho Boutique. If you haven't been to this colorful gallery yet, this is your chance to stop by and pick up the perfect Mother's Day gift or that next favorite painting for your home. Meet and mingle with the many talented local artists and artisans, listen to live music and snack on yummy food and wine. As one of the featured artists that night, I'll be bringing along lots of smalls and works on paper, perfect for gift-giving and self-love. Oh, and of course they will be donating a portion of all proceeds to a local educational charity, Reality Changers. Please come by and say hello!

Saturday, April 30, 2016  5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Art N Soul on 101
633 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

SMARTSPACE ART GALLERY – "SPRING ART RECEPTION"

If you like art, this is a fantastic opportunity to see all forms of art from many talented and professional San Diego artists. The gallery is beautifully curated throughout hallways, offices and conference rooms inside a large office building. Swing by to check out my artwork, as well as art, sculpture and photography from over 23 local artists. There will be all sizes and prices for every art lover to enjoy! Wine, beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, April 7, 2016  6 to 8 p.m.
SmartSpace Gallery
4455 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123

INSPIRATIONS GALLERY EXHIBIT

These two pieces were selected to be in the current exhibit at Inspirations Gallery, "Ink-spirations: Creative Text Come to Life", which showcases all forms of art with inspirational or interesting text. Please come join me for a glass of wine at the Opening Reception on February 5th to see all of the inspirational art from other local artists! The great thing about this event is that it's during Friday Night Liberty, so you can make it a fun night out by visiting all the other galleries and going to dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants in Liberty Station! (Friday Night Liberty art walks are the first Friday of every month from 5-9 p.m. and include free admission to all the galleries/exhibits, wine, snacks and live music.)

January 15 - April 3, 2016
Opening Reception, Friday, February 5, 5 to 8 p.m.
Other Friday Night Liberties: March 4 & April 1
Inspirations Gallery, at Liberty Station
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 204
San Diego, CA 92106

"SPRING AWAKENING" – ART ESCAPE

The official start to SPRING is March 20, and what better way to celebrate the season of renewal and regrowth than with some joyful creating! The theme of this seasonal Art Escape will be "awakening", as we will create abstract pieces of art (on 10" x 10" wood panels) that are full of color and energy. Not only will this evening awaken your senses and spirits, the artwork you create will hopefully awaken a little spot in your home! All materials are provided and I'll have light snacks and beverages for us all to enjoy while creating. Join me for this fun experience, but sign up quickly as I only have space for six "artists". Go to my Art Escape page to register, or contact me to plan a private event if this night doesn't work for you.

Friday, March 18, 2016  6 to 8:30 p.m.   SORRY, SOLD OUT
My Studio
Del Cerro, San Diego

ART N SOUL ON 101 – VALENTINE'S DAY TRUNK SHOW

Celebrate art, wine and all things divine at a special trunk show featuring the beautiful and unique Jewelry Artists, Junko's Jewelry and Zane Leslie Designs. In addition to the jewelry, of course there will be a gallery FULL of one-of-a-kind gifts for all the Valentines in your life! I will have my "Lifting Spirits" abstract series on display, as well as lots of "HEART ART" for sale. Come join me and the other artists for some Valentine shopping, wine...even a rose with every purchase! Sweetness all around!

Friday, February 12, 2016  5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Art N Soul on 101
633 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

"WINTER MAGIC" – ART ESCAPE

Winter Solstice is December 22, and there's finally a little chill in the air here in San Diego. Let's celebrate the magic of winter and the season of giving with some holiday cheer and creating! I'll be opening my studio to six guests who would love to create a set of four hand-painted glass ornaments...keep a pair and give a pair, give away all or keep them all for your own home! They are fun to make and add an artistic element to any decor. I'll have light snacks, homemade cider and mulled wine for us all to enjoy while creating. Join me for this fun experience, but sign up quickly as I only have space for six "artists". Go to my Art Escape page to register, or contact me to plan a private event if this night doesn't work for you.

Monday, December 21, 2015  6 to 8:30 p.m.   SORRY, SOLD OUT
My Studio
Del Cerro, San Diego

"SUMMER'S END" – ART ESCAPE

The Fall Equinox is September 23, marking the official end of summer and beginning of fall. We all know San Diego's summer weather lasts much longer, but why not celebrate the seasons with some art and wine! Whether your kids are back in school and you're ready for a night out alone, you're craving some creativity, or you simply want to get some friends together...I have space for six in my studio for you to enjoy a night of creating and socializing! Join me for this fun experience, but sign up quickly as I only have space for six "artists". Go to my Art Escape page to register, or contact me to plan a private event if this night doesn't work for you.

Friday, September 25, 2015  6 to 8:30 p.m.   SORRY, SOLD OUT
My Studio
Del Cerro, San Diego

ART & WINE AT THE HONEYCOMB

Come celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Honeycomb Salon with the owner (and hair stylist extraordinaire), Mackie Washburn. His salon will be all decked out with my artwork, and there will be plenty of wine and cheese to fill your tummy before heading out to your next destination! We would love to meet you and share a glass of wine as we honor his five years of business in the adorable neighborhood of University Heights, San Diego.

July 25, 2015  4 to 6 p.m.
The Honeycomb Salon
1733 Madison Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

My artwork will be on display through October 2015.

ORANGE COUNTY CREATIVES – "ESSENCE OF SUMMER 2015" EXHIBIT

If you're in or near Laguna Beach, visit this quaint and eclectic gallery for their National Juried Exhibit celebrating the sweet season of summer. One of the pieces from my "Ode to the Road" series, a collection of road trip-inspired artwork, was juried in to the exhibit and will be on display during the month of July. Please stop by to see this piece, "Detour Ahead", and all the other wonderful artwork from both local and international artists and sculptors. Then go stroll around the beautiful beach town of Laguna and take in all the art, food, culture and gorgeous beaches!

June 29 – July 31, 2015
Opening Reception, July 2  6 to 9 p.m.
Orange County Creatives
761 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Detour Ahead was awarded the Jurors' Selection

ART N SOUL ON 101 – 8TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Come celebrate this extraordinary little gallery with a BIG heart. Art N Soul on 101 is celebrating eight years of supporting local artists and donating to partnering charities. Meet and mingle with the many talented artists (I will be showcasing my new "Ode to the Road" collection) and artisans, listen to live music and snack on yummy food and wine. La Jolla Brewing Co. Will also be hosting a complimentary beer tasting! And it's all FREE! Love to see you there.

June 27, 2015  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Art N Soul on 101
633 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

SMARTSPACE BLOOD DRIVE

Feeling generous...and healthy? SmartSpace is partnering up with the San Diego Blood Bank and several other generous businesses for a very special Blood Drive event. Not only will all blood donors receive FIVE FREE RAFFLE TICKETS to win amazing raffle prizes (I will be raffling this piece of original Heart Art) they will also be donating 25% of art sold during this event to the San Diego Blood Bank! Stop by on your lunch break, shop for art and give a little blood!

June 10, 2015  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SmartSpace Gallery
4455 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, CA 92123

36th ANNUAL FIESTA DEL SOL MUSIC & CRAFT FESTIVAL

If you haven't been to the Fiesta del Sol festival in Solana Beach, you really must visit this year! It's a FREE two-day celebration that includes an amazing line up of musicians from the Belly Up Tavern, an awesome selection of arts & crafts, lots of food trucks, a kids area...and did I mention endless LIVE music?! The Art N Soul on 101 Gallery will have a booth filled with art, jewelry and crafts from its participating artists (yep, I'll have a selection of my smalls for sale!), so please stop by and do a little shopping between bands!

Fiesta del Sol
May 30 & 31, 2015  9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fletcher Cove
Solana Beach, CA

ART ON 30TH – GRAND OPENING

This amazing new "Art to Market" venue is starting off with a big PINK bang! Their Grand Opening Juried Exhibit is "Think Pink" and a portion of all art sold will go toward breast cancer research. All of the pieces have anywhere from a teeny bit to a whole lot of pink going on, and there is every size, medium and genre of art at this gallery showcase. My piece, "Something Wonderful is About to Happen" |40 x 40| will be on display among SO many gorgeous pieces from talented artists from all over the region. This catered event will have lots of food and wine, so bring your appetite! I'd love to mix & mingle, eat & drink with you, so come on by if you can.

April 11, 2015, Opening Reception  6 to 9 p.m.
Art on 30th
4434 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92116