I live and maintain my studio, in Santa Cruz, California.
Born in San Francisco, I grew up on the peninsula in a nature-loving family.
Art making has always provided a personal way of understanding and being in the world.
After attending UC Santa Cruz, I moved east to complete an MFA in Painting from Yale University. Following school, I lived in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island where I taught painting, drawing, and design at RISD and Brown University.
In 1992, after 3 years as an Assistant Professor of Art at Cornell University (including my first time teaching in Rome, Italy), I resigned from full-time teaching to move back to Santa Cruz with my young daughter and partner.
In addition to teaching at Stanford University, San Jose University, and The American University in Rome, I taught UCSC Art majors from 1992 to 2012.