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My artwork is inspired by the beautiful California landscape, folk art and COLOR. I love to paint the small things I notice and that bring me happiness - a beautiful flower, bird, pattern, still life or landscape. I hope it makes you happy, too. 

I grew up in Oakland in a family of makers.  I earned a BFA at CCAC, later an MA in Art Education. I've taught art to kids for many years - now I'm in my studio, working with adult artists at NIAD(, or teaching workshops.

My first picture book, 'Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Stories to Share and Sing' (Tuttle. 2010) won 'Best Books of the Year' from the Chinese American Library Association, and is still in print.  Highlights Magazine published 'Spider's Christmas Gift', December 2020. My paintings, prints, greeting cards, scarves and tea towels are sold on Etsy, and at art markets, galleries and shops. My work is in private collections, two local hospitals and even on TV! (Council of Dads, NBC). My work has been published by St. Martin's Press, Uppercase Magazine,  Highlights Magazine, and Edible East Bay. 

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I'm always on the lookout for more wonderful, unique venues to sell my art or teach a workshop. Send me a message, let's work together!



Current stockists:

Folio Books (SF) , Bella Vita Shop (Oakland), Mrs Dalloway's (Berkeley) , Abrams-Claghorn Gallery (Albany, CA), Fern's Garden (Berkeley), Shop Mischief (Oakland), the Oakland Museum (Oakland),  The Funky Frog (Crockett), Hudson Co-Op (NYC)


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