News / Events 2017
You can view my paintings at:

Ventana Gallery
1910 E. Innovation Park Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Opening Reception
October 26, 2017 @ 5pm - 7pm 
   
Ventana Gallery is open by appointment
October 20, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm &
the first & third Sat of each month 10am - 2pm
48 hours advanced notice is required
to schedule a viewing appointment
Call SAACA (520) 797-3959


4425 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85718
(northwest corner of Campbell Ave & River Rd
in the Joesler Village)

727 S. Spring Street
(between 7th and 8th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90014



Bio / Education
As a native of Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. (b.1975), I grew up submerged in Arizona's wondrous landscape, the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The influence of that desert's color and vastness, combined with my early travels around the world, helped me understand that I innately visualize my surroundings, natural or man-made, in terms of shapes, colors and compositions. No matter where in the world I travel or live, that vast desert landscape—in which I feel most connected—lives large inside me, coloring my creations and beckoning me to return.

Encouraged by my parents and grandfather (himself a painter), I began oil painting lessons at the age of eight and studied art at school throughout all of my primary, secondary and higher education. 
I attended Stanford University and graduated in 1998 with degrees in Human Biology and Art History, and more recently, completed Duke University’s Integrative Health Coach training program. Since 2008,
I divide my time between Tucson (in the US) and Mumbai (in India).


Creative Process
My creative process is an antidote to my tendency to over-think (almost everything), as I am forced to be present in the moment, favoring what feels right in that instant, instead of insisting on my preconceived images / ideas. A painting's magic usually only shines when I follow “mistakes” and “tangents,” using them to navigate the unknown territory of a work in progress. When I play with the materials and trust the process, beauty coalesces from the layers of media.

Most of my archival inkjet prints are born from my paintings, though none of them are reproductions of my paintings. My short fictions are infused with my print imagery, designed especially for each story. 

My hope is that some of my creations fill your everyday life with beauty and joy.


Shows / Galleries
Roche Tissue Diagnostics, Ventana Gallery, Oro Valley, AZ, USA (2017-2018)
CasaBella Fine Art, Tucson, AZ, USA (2017)
SAACA Open Studio Tours, Tucson, AZ, USA (2017)
Gallery and Group Shows, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2014-2017)
Gallery, J Compton Gallery, Wimberly, TX, USA (2014-2016)
Group Show, The Tower Antique Show, Dallas, TX, USA (2014)
Group Show, Midwest Antique & Art Show/Collector's Eye, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA (2014)
Group Show, Objects of Art Santa Fe Show, Santa Fe, NM, USA (2014)
Solo Show, The Fine Art Company, Mumbai, MH, INDIA (2012)
Group Show, Artist of the Month Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (2012)
Gallery, ArtConcoction Artist, online and Mumbai, MH, INDIA (2011-2013)
Group Show, India Art Festival, ArtConcoction Gallery, Mumbai, MH, INDIA (2011)
Group Show, Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (2005)
Group Show, Councilman Ronstadt's Office, Tucson, AZ, USA (2005)
Gallery and Group Shows, Raices Taller 222 Gallery and Workshop, Tucson, AZ, USA (2004-2005)
Group Show, University of Arizona Student Union Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (1995)
Gallery, Puzey Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA (1992-1993)