I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. In 1978 I emigrated to the US with my husband and three young children. We settled in the Washington, DC area, and then in 1994 we moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina until December 2012 when we moved to Roanoke, Virginia. Now in March 2016 we're back in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I will resume my artwork, exhibits and associations with the GNSI and others.
I graduated in Peru with a degree in Interior Design. I have also studied Graphic Design. Illustration, Photography, and Landscape Design. For over twelve years I was a member of the Enamelist Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. I was a member of the first class to graduate from the Certificate in Botanical Illustration Program at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.
My work reflects my diverse influences and experiences. Images from my travels around the world and the bright colors from my birth country--Peru--inspire my landscape paintings. A love of nature and gardening blooms in watercolor and pencils in each of my botanical paintings. My sense of humor and playfulness animate the art I create for children's books, magazines, and jigsaw puzzles.
Sometimes art is about the rediscovery. After more than a decade away from my kiln, I have recently returned to working with enamels on metal, experimenting with new techniques and combining different media--such as acrylics and enamels--to make interesting compositions. My latest adventures are working on scratchboard and cut paper which I sometimes complement with watercolor and ink.
But whatever the subject and whatever the technique, for me, art is about happiness. Making art brings me joy.
Orange County Artists Guild
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
American Society of Botanical Artists
North Carolina Crafts Gallery
I support the Women's March on Roanoke