The illustrations for the children’s story of The Tree and the Moon was the beginning of my love affair with paper cutting.
When asked to illustrate a story, half of which takes place at night and in black and white, I opted for blue and white. Saturated watercolor in cobalt and paper cutting, some white, some blue. To my mind paper cutting is merely an elaborate form of drawing.
This book led to fine art collages, which has morphed into fabric design. All of the art work shown here is either in private collections or sold. However some of the work is available in high quality giclee prints. If you are interested please contact me at or call 707-570-2511. I will be happy to help you.

The cover for the book, The Tree and the Moon, the original of which includes silver leaf and rhinestones

The Lady who Pulls out the Tide

Flying into the farmyard


Jellies II

Moon over the Sea of Japan

Jellies through a Window

Flamingo Fetish

Five Feathers

The Firebird

Nude Drawing I

Nude Drawing II

Tulip Gates


Tropical Storm


Prayer Flag

Quan Yin of Fishermen


Morning in the Seraglio

The Bath House

Koi Pond

Lotus Pond

In the Ruins of Perpignan

Paper Lantern (postcard)

Lantern in metal that has been fauxed

Mermaids in a Purple Sea

Utamaro’s Dream

Mermaid from the Blue Kimono Collection

Night Flight from Venice