painting & design
i am an illustrator and painter living in long beach, california, and have been creating art and design for
25 years. i spent summers at the art center college of design while earning a bfa in painting from
concordia university in montréal, and was owner of a children’s bedding design business, ellabalou.
i have designed graphics, textiles and illustration and am drawn to work that is fresh, clean and
whimsical. i am equally compelled by color, perspective and surface texture; my own and that of
other artists. i am mom to my daughter maya and dogs molly & piper, and spend my time away from
the studio in pursuit of perfect coffee, coats & chairs, practicing yoga, and foraging thrift shops
and junk yards in search of hidden treasure.
acrylic on duralene, doorskin & birch
custom wool felt wall hangings, runners and wedding cake companions