I received my degree at San Diego State University in art education, working in various media, including illustration, ceramics, textiles, furniture, murals, sculpture, acrylic and oil painting. I have worked as an artist painting for the public at Sea World for seven years hand painting letter brush paintings on silk. I have been active as an arts educator and have taught children art at the San Diego Childrens Museum as a resident artist, teaching workshops in art for painting, clay and many other forms of artistic expression, and giving tours to schools groups around the museum. My paintings are influenced by the mandalas of many cultures and the symmetrical natures of our universe. Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle. In religious art, the mandala is used to symbolize the universe- the circle of eternity. The mandala is a spiritual art form found around the world and within many historical cultures; the mandalas are a symbolic representation of the macro and the micro, what lies within and without, and the natural symmetry and rhythms within nature. Mandala art has been used throughout the world as a process of self-expression, in the service of personal growth and spiritual transformation. Each piece that is crated is allowed to develop in an organic manner, starting from the center and working outward, using a combination of airbrush and acrylic paints. Devoting my life to art because I believe art enriches our lives and spirits and through my art I strive to create more balance in our chaotic world.Public Art Projects: Urban Trail: Painted utility box for city, San Diego 2001.Benchmark Project: Painted bench for city , and the bench was then auctioned off and proceeds benefit art education. San Diego, 2004.Banner Project- Banners painted for downtown Gaslamp Quarter, and then auctioned off, San Diego 2003.Exhibitions: San Diego Circle Shamanic Healing Arts. Solo show April 12-May12Gallery 3060, group show 10/31/04-12/04, North Park. Tap Lighting, Body and Soul 10/03-11/03, Hillcrest.SDMA Democratic Juried Exhibition, 7/2003, San Diego.San Diego Circle Shamanic Healing Arts- Ray at Night, 4/ 03-5/ 03.Ocean Beach Organic Food Coop, 1/11/03-4/28/03,San Diego.Athenaeum May 2- 13 2002, award scholarship La Jolla CaSan Diego Hospice, 5/27- 6/28 2002, San Diego. Artwalk, April 28 -29 2002, San Diego. Whole Foods, Rotating schedule 3/02-04, Hillcrest. San Diego Childrens Museum, March 1- 30 2002, San Diego.Affaire in the Garden, May 19-20 2001, Beverly Hills. Galoka Gallery, Resonance July1-31 2001, Solo Show, San Diego. Artwalk, April 28 -29 2000, San Diego. Artwalk, April 28 -29 2000, San Diego.