2022 Not Yet Extinct series, ArtSpan Art in Neighborhoods, Cumaica Café, San Francisco
2022 In My Backyard, juried, GearBox Gallery, Oakland
2022 Art Auction, Pence Gallery, Davis CA
2022 Bioneers Conference, San Francisco
2022 Invitational Exhibition, juried, 4th Street Fine Art, Berkeley
2022 Strength of Women, RBA Creative, Oakland
2022 Women Rising, The Drawing Room, San Francisco
2022 FloRa and FauNa Exhibit 2022, juried, Red Bluff Art Gallery / Online
2022 Tides of Change, The Drawing Room, San Francisco
2022 6 x 6, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon
2022 Embrace, A Juried Exhibition, 4th Street Fine Art, Berkeley
2021 ArtSpan SFOS Showcase Exhibition, Juror’s Choice Amplify Award, San Francisco
2021 ArtSpan Open Studios, Oakland
2021 East Bay Open Studios, Oakland
2020 Kids & Art Fundraiser: Featured Artist, San Francisco / Online
2017 RBA Creative, Oakland
2017 The Gallery @ Panorama, “Wooden Icons” (solo), Oakland
2017 The New East Bay Open Studios, Oakland
2016 Berkeley Art Center, “Here”, Berkeley
2016 Berkeley Art Party, Berkeley
2015 Berkeley Art Center, “Here”, Berkeley
2015 ProArts East Bay Open Studios, Oakland
2015 EBOS Preview Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland
2014 Berkeley Art Center, “Here”, Berkeley
2014 Peter Thomas, “Mythology Series” (solo), Berkeley
2012 Tech Liminal, “Loss” (solo), Oakland
1999 Grant Street Gallery, San Francisco
1990 “Other Foot In The Door”, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis
1989 “Configurations”, Security Pacific, Los Angeles (Review in L.A. Times)
1988 The Emerging Collector, New York
Member, National Museum of Women in the Arts & ArtSpan SF
2021 Holiday Sale, 1890 Bryant Studios, San Francisco
2021 Art Pop-up, Caffe 817, Oakland
2016 Art Night SF, San Francisco
3718 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
Panorama Framing & Gallery
3350 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
The famous dancer Nijinsky said, “God is Beauty. Beauty is God.”
I want to unabashedly say, “My art is about Beauty.” What I find beautiful are other animals and my connection to them. This has always been true for me, and I think it is how most humans perceive the world early in life. At some point we are given the message that we are not animals, we are people, and as such we are superior to and separate from animals. Somehow this message never penetrated my mind. I still see myself as an animal. I’m an animal who can speak and draw but still an animal. In that identity, I enjoy the easy connection I feel to other species.
My aim is to use my natural connection to other species to help others contemplate their connection. I want to make this expression beautiful. Just as important to this expression is my belief that art can open hearts and minds. That belief gives my art its crucial depth as a message to other humans.
I am my art; it’s not something I do, it’s who I am.
When I was five years old, I would tell people I was going to be a deer when I grew up. I was very embarrassed when I realized you had to stay a human your whole life. That’s when I switched to my second choice: to be an artist. Throughout my childhood I love drawing and painting and was always trying to improve my skills.
I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area just after college, which felt like coming home. The natural surroundings have been a strong influence on my life and my art. I initially pursued an art career for about a decade but then decided I did not want to sell my art, as it was too personal. Many years later I completely changed my mind on this. I am now possessed by a strong desire to get my art out into the world. I would like my art to bring beauty, thoughtfulness and inspiration to as many people as possible.