My artwork is inspired by the beautiful California landscape where I live, folk art and COLOR. I love to paint the small things I notice and that bring me happiness - a beautiful flower, bird, pattern or texture. 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(niadart.org), 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 award , a new edition published in 2018. Highlights Magazine published 'Spider's Christmas Gift', December 2020. I sell my paintings, prints, greeting cards, scarves and tea towels on Etsy, and at craft/art sales and shops. My work is in private collections and two hospitals: Sutter (Van Ness campus, SF) and Kaiser (Pediatric Behavioral Health, Petaluma, CA). One of my prints is on TV! (Council of Dads, NBC. Look for a ladder reaching up into the clouds.) My work has been published in Uppercase Magazine, Highlights Magazine, and Edible East Bay.
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