Artist, an aspen, began her painting career at 38 years old, painting landscapes and surreal compositions in monochromatic blue which were featured in galleries in Lahaina and Honolulu. She studied painting and ceramic sculpture at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Relocating to Cumming, Georgia in 2005, her paintings turned to a concentration on portraiture, studying with local and nationally acclaimed portrait artists. She has been teaching art to children and adults in the Atlanta area since 2011.
an aspen spells her name with lower case letters to emphasize that art and words are about communication. “As words, my name tells my story. As a name, it’s just a label.”