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My favorite year-end activity is looking back on the year that passed. When you are in the day to day grind, you have small accomplishments every day. It is easy to forget about the larger mountains scaled. Taking a moment to reflect reveals that your hard work pays off, and you are chipping away at goals. It can also highlight shortcomings that become objectives for the new year. Here are some of my top accomplishments of 2019!

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Art, Creative Practice, Interview, Process -

I recently caught up with Local Santa Cruz to talk a bit about my art & inspiration. Check out the original article here, and read on for the Q&A!

Local Santa Cruz: Please share about your background and journey as an artist; what led you to painting?

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Art, Conservation, Environment, Process, Projects -

When the Plastic Pickup asked me to create a mural that would go behind their massive golf ball wave project, I knew it was a perfect fit! Just a few years ago these 20,000 golfballs were sitting on the ocean floor, releasing plastic into the sea as their outer core degraded. Alex Weber of The Plastic Pickup led the golfball collection effort and went on to publish a scientific study demonstrating the release of toxic components. As a result, NOAA Marine Sanctuaries and Pebble Beach Golf Course designed a protocol to collect the 2-5 million more balls estimated to be along the coastline. The goal...

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This month I collaborated with Ventana Surfboards on their first-ever Handplane Artist Project! I’ve always admired Ventana for their commitment to the environment. The reclaimed redwood handplane will be finished with neoprene wetsuit offcuts for the hand strap, and glassed with an eco-friendly bio-based resin, ready to glide down any wave! Here are a timelapse clip and some progress pics!   I drew inspiration from the canary rockfish (for its color) & California poppies, our state flower. I allowed bits of the redwood to show through.. one thing I love about using wood as a surface.  The opposite side where the strap goes to...

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Art, Creative Practice, Process -

From acrylic painting to watercolor to paint pouring, this last year has been full of creative exploration. Stepping into parenthood has changed the way I approach my art practice. Read on to find out why.

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