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Born in Oakland, CA
Lives & works in San Mateo, CA

Some of my best early childhood memories involved painting on butcher paper covered easels using primary colors. Oakland's Studio One introduced me to printing and ceramics work.  As a teenager, I took watercolor courses at  the California College of  Arts in Oakland, CA.  At Harvard University I worked on multimedia sculpture as part of visual and environmental studies coursework.  Radcliffe's extension program provided me with acrylic painting experience that was later supplemented with design, life drawing, perspective drawing, printmaking, clay mask building, color theory, and oil painting classes at California community colleges: West Valley, Palomar, Foothill and College of San Mateo.  I met Fongwei Lui through open studios when he was teaching portrait painting at the Academy of Art in SF.  I received weekly drawing and painting classes from him at his Santa Clara studio for three years.  Currently I paint at Momo Zhou's Burlingame studio and participate in several weekly plein air groups. I take portrait and plein air classes at College of San Mateo from Noah Buchanan.

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