My great grandfather was an avid gardener of hybrid tea roses, Camellias, & Japanese Maples. I loved playing hide and seek with my cousins in his lath houses, concealing myself from discovery amongst his prized plant collections.
My grandmother was always puttering in the garden and my father was a notable landscape architect and golf course architect. My mother too, is an accomplished gardener and plant lover.
So it’s not surprising that I would start gardening, loving plants and envisioning planting layouts at a very young age.
I started my formal education at University of California at Davis and earned a B.A. degree in Art Studio and additionally an A.A. degree in Ornamental Horticulture Design from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.
In 2002, I became fascinated with the mosaic style of French Pique Assiette artist Raymond Isidore. I took a class on the basic mosaic methods and was hooked on the medium…collecting tile and creating mosaic art pieces ever since.
Now I enjoy combining both design mediums with many years of practical design experience and extensive horticultural knowledge to every landscape design project. My dedication to detail and personalized services insure customers satisfaction for the creation of their peaceful and restorative gardens spaces.
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in, pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and mind alike”.
Additionally as an experienced art instructor, I have enjoyed sharing my love of mosaic art and horticulture with students in Sonoma’s WillMar Center for Bereaved Children, and Sonoma’s Hanna Boys Center. She now works in Sisters, Oregon with Circle of Friends, a mentoring organization as an art instructor.