I am first generation American of (100%) Sicilian descent, born in the
North Beach district of San Francisco in 1946. My father's family were
fishing immigrants, and my mother's family were farmers.
I raised my three children in Colma, California, and when the nest was
empty, I retired to Murphys (in 2004). Prior to moving to Murphys, I
studied with Patricia Burke in San Francisco, and most recently with
Vienna Watkins in Murphys.
I'm most noted for my paintings of the very whimsical, flute playing fertility
god, Kokopelli, but I also enjoy painting botanical life and flowers, as well
as abstracts. My paintings are different from many other artists, as my
watercolor style is very unique, yet quite simple. Many of my botanical
pieces take on a strong Asian influence and, needless to say, my Kokopelli
paintings are quite Southwestern.
My paintings are displayed in many homes across the United States;
as well as Canada, China, England, France, Ireland,
Italy/Sicily, Jamaica, Russia, and Spain.
Both my original artwork and individually painted note cards are currently
on display and for sale in the following art galleries:
Art on Main - Murphys, California
Four Seasons Winery - Vallecito, California
Gallery of Dreams - St. David, Arizona
Haute Enchilada Galerias - Moss Landing, California
Iron Horse Native American Art - Murphys, California
Kokopelli Gallery - Sausalito, California
Milliaire's Wine Tasting Room - Murphys, California
Santa Fe Trading Company - New Market, Maryland
Sutter Creek Art Gallery - Sutter Creek, California
Town Hall Arts Galerie Copper - Copperopolis, California
Victoria's Framing - Angels Camp, California
Member of the Calaveras County Art Council