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Join the disciplines of painting & mosaic to create a connected collection of representational images in segments of vibrant color; sometimes pretty pictures that reflect a thought, a moment in history, the remants of song, a concept or a mood.



Born 1954, Bronx NY
Currently resides near Richmond, VA

BA in Psychology - State University of New York
Graduate Studies - Arizona State University
Independent Studies - Mosaics; Ravenna, Istanbul, Cyprus

2005 - Present

Solo Museum Shows:
Women's History Month - University of Maryland, Baltimore MD - 2013
"Manipulated Mail - Messages in the Mosaic" - Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA - 2011
"Recycled Art" - Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ - Summer 2010
“Sandhi Schimmel Gold – Mosaic Portraits” Springs Preserve Museum - Las Vegas, NV – 2009
“Literal Green” - The Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale, AZ - 2009

Museum Group Shows:
Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, AZ
Cultural Arts Center - "Messages in Mosaic" Gumenick Gallery - Glen Allen, VA
"Beyond Appearances: Intricate Portraits" - Group Show - GE Cultural Fine Art Gallery
"Recycled Art Exhibition" Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Shemer Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

"Equilibrium" - Women's Caucus for Art - Chicago, IL

Solo Gallery Shows:
Convivo – Phoenix, AZ
ecOcentricity - Phoenix, AZ
G3reen Outlet – Las Vegas, NV
ecOcentricity – Phoenix, AZ
Expressions Gallery “Dramatic Characters”– Berkeley, CA
Gallery Provocateur "Resurrection of Beauty" - Chicago, IL
Historic First Studio – Phoenix, AZ
iiMAGE Gallery – Phoenix, AZ
McDowell Studios – Phoenix, AZ
MyxMedia Gallery - Phoenix, AZ
RawStyle - Santa Monica, CA
The Loft at Liz's - Los Angeles, CA
Translations Gallery – Denver, CO
Tryst Gallery – Chandler, AZ
Vivavi – New York, NY

Group Gallery Shows:
American Art Gallery – Carmel, CA
Art & Design Matters - Houston, TX
Arts & Artisans - Chicago, IL
Arts Alive – Scottsdale, AZ
ArtWorks - Richmond, VA
ArtSpace – Scottsdale, AZ
Bella Studios – Valparaiso, IN
Chasen Galleries - Richmond, VA
“Discarted” Ojai Fine Art Festival - Ojai, CA
Dick Kleinman Fine Art - Cleveland, OH
DKC Fine Art – Palm Springs, CA
Matthew Campbell Gallery - Greenville, SC
Raw Style – Santa Monica, CA
The Loft at Liz’s “Diverted Destruction” – Los Angeles, CA
Translations Gallery – Denver, CO
ZinGaro – Glendale, AZ

Corporate / Museum Acquisitions:
A World Fit for Kids - Westlake Village, CA
Academy of Fine Art - Lynchburg, VA
Access Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA
Ballard Investments - Salt Lake City, UT
Ben Katz Productions - Santa Monica, CA
CBD Interfaith Ministry - Surrey, England, UK
Culinary Confessions - Scottsdale, AZ
Ecofabulous - Los Angeles, CA
Denver Children's Hospital - Denver, CO
Etherton Law Group - Sioux Falls, SD
Flemings Restaurants - Newport Beach, CA - Santa Monica, CA
Green Dot Corporation - San Francisco, CA
HollyRod.Org - Beverly Hills, CA
Miggs Music - Tampa, FL
Molson/Coors Headquarters - Golden, CO
Murder, Inc. - Calabasas, CA
Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery - Phoenix, AZ
Palmina Leone Corporate Headquarters - Phoenix, AZ
RanRoy Corporation - San Diego, CA
Ripley’s Museums - several locations in the U.S. and Europe
Salon Surreal - Phoenix, AZ
Scottsdale Center for the Arts - Scottsdale, AZ
Sun Cornerstone Corporation - Scottsdale, AZ
Tri-Star Hotel Group - Tempe, AZ
Urban Beans - Phoenix, AZ
Vivre - New York, NY
Westminster School - Annandale, VA

And...Numerous Private Collectors in Europe, Asia , Mexico and the United States.


Other Stuff:

Featured in Emmy-nominated episode of "My Generation" - PBS

Phoenix Magazine's Emerging Artist of the Year

media coverage, publicity, etc. can be found HERE







"I am not a classically or formally trained artist, although I've been "at it" all my life.

What I know about the "art world" is that I don't know a lot.

I am a mature person who has had an exciting life full of adventures.

Fine Art is not a hobby. I work in my studio every day.

I am self taught.

I am clever.

Sure, I have taken art classes, I have studied and practiced on my own.

Once I created my technique [in a vacuum][in about 2003], I "perfected" it, but I'm still evolving.

The first 10,000 hours were hard.

I am constantly challenging myself to dig deeper, try harder, do more.

Whatever I have accomplished so far is by trying anything and everything."



  1. "Are YOU the artist?" - When people meet me, they seemed surprised - were you expecting someone taller? younger? thinner? cuter? male?
  2. "How long have you been an artist?" - I've never not been an artist.
  3. "How long have you been doing this kind of work?" - I've always painted in this style and had my hands in mosaic of one kind or another for many years. It's a natural progression.
  4. "How did you come up with this idea?" - I'm an artist. Necessity is the mother of invention. I wanted to create mosaic portraits without cutting glass!