Education:
2015 - present  Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA
1988 - 1989  Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA

Group Exhibitions:
2018  The Art of Recovery, Lawson Galleries, Guerneville, CA
2017  Spring Student Art Show, Santa Rosa Junior College Mahoney Library, Petaluma, CA
2016  Two / Hundred / Show, Kitty Hawk Gallery, Sebastopol, CA
2015  Remembrance: The Presence of the Past, Luma Fest, Petaluma, CA
2014  Full Plate, Back House Gallery, Petaluma, CA

Awards:
Honorable Mention, Lumafest, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA

Projects:
2017 - present, The Unruffled Podcast, Co-host
2017 - present , Recovery Gals Art Exchange, Co-founder
2019 Blue Pencil Podcast, Episode 13, Podcast Interview
2019 Write Doe Bay, Teaching Artist on the topic of Creative Rituals
2019 Recovery Happy Hour Episode 33 The Hostess with the Mostess, Podcast Interview
2019 Raise Your Hand Say Yes w/ Tiffany Han Ep. 227: Taking a Social Media Break, Podcast Interview
2019 Reinvent Your Wheels Year-long Group Coaching with Laura Ward, Guest Teacher
2018 Star Narratives: The Podcast, Stressing The F*ck Out, Podcast Interview
2018 Creating Gratitude for Your Body Workshop at She Recovers LA, Co-presenter
2018 Never Not Grateful Podcast, Season 1, Episode Ep. 7, Cultivating a Creative Gratitude Practice, Podcast Interview
2018  My Daily Gratitude Practice: How I Got Started + Found My Visual Voice, Author
2018  To 50 and Beyond Podcast, Episode 9, Podcast Interview
2016  The Mantra Project: 40 Days of Sobriety Email Course, Illustrator
2016  Since Right Now Podcast, Season 3, Episode 4, Podcast Interview
2016  Since Right Now Podcast, Season 3, Episode 17, Guest Co-host

Publications:
2018 The Sobriety Collective Re(Pro) #58, Online Interview
2018  Sobriety Starts Here, Interview on Gratitude + Creativity in Sobriety
2014 - 2017  Mamalode.com contributing writer + illustrator (online + print)
2017  Last Call, Online Interview
2016  Klen & Sobr, Crossing the Room, 12-part series on working the Steps of AA
2016  Drawing Conclusions (About Recovery), Online Interview + Illustrations
2016  Liv’s Recovery Kitchen, Kitchen Table Conversations, Online Interview

Artist Statement:
I paint to excavate the emotional landscape of my life, reconciling feelings about who I was in my former drinking days with the person I am now in long term recovery. I lay a framework for each painting by naming it at the start, physically embedding the name deep within and layering over top, reminding myself that "I will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it." Shocking pinks, rich greens and sunshiney golds layers of acrylics and oils are applied, as I build up paint, then scrape it back to reveal what’s underneath. Circular forms are added with paint or inks - declaring space, wanting to be seen. Additional geometric shapes are elemental to my work - some rigid and unbending, others soft and all encompassing, symbolic to my recovery. These forms and shapes are ever-present, either in the underpainting or on the surface, reminding me that I have everything I need and that I am whole. Painting helps me punctuate a memory and draws upon my lifelong passion of being the historian of my experiences, helping me to organize the chaos of my memories and removing the heaviness that used to just lay in wait. It translates the road I traveled while drinking and serves as a platform for exploring the beautiful deliverance I have experienced.