Expressive Arts • Active Imagination • Customized Affirmations • Grief work
I have a BA is Studio Art from CSUEB 1993. After graduation I taught in public schools for fifteen years. My teaching style has always included movement, improv games, music and art to enhance learning and creative inspiration. I am primarily a process painter, so using art as a modality for my own personal growth comes naturally to me. Most of my work features abstracted forms that become symbols for my life's questions and answers. For me, art-making is an exploration of psyche and an experiment with the Divine.
In 1999 I took a life changing workshop led by Janet Thomas MFCC in Monterey, Ca. called BreakFree. For the next eleven years I co-led monthly workshops based on reevaluation counseling and other techniques. In 2007 I started a Women's Creativity Circle in Saratoga, CA. By using my, by then, well-practiced skills and adding expressive art exercises we enjoyed community and healing for three years. By 2009 I had also started Art for Personal Growth Workshops and endeavors into art sales through San Francisco galleries (more on this at zoyart.com).
I returned to Monterey in 2018 where I am privileged to teach, paint and work remotely as a Personal Growth Coach.