Artist bio

I am surrounded by the green beauty of Oakland — the farmers’ markets where I spend part of my weekends, the hills where I take my walks, the plants that surround me in my neighborhood, the garden I care for. All this informs my ever-increasing celebration of beauty in the everyday.

My partner Peggy Kass and I own a plant nursery here in Oakland called Kassenhoff Growers. We produce mostly edible plant starts and I see more and more how food — the growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing of it — is so fundamental to my sense of art and community.

As the world changes so fast around me I find myself even more attracted to basics, such as the food we eat, the plants that provide it, and the beauty they add to my life. In an effort to extract myself from the negativity in the news, I practice being grateful for what I have. Read More

Welcome to my website!

Click on the slideshow above to see my illustrations or explore under Portfolio in the menu. I have organized them by subject. I hope you have some time to poke around.

You can find items made with my art like cards, recipe books and calendars at

I’ve been posting my art to Society6 where you can order products custom-made with my images on them. Click the link if you are looking for prints, mugs, etc . . .

If you see something you’d like to buy or license for a project, contact me, it might be available . . .

If you are looking for my natural fiber dyeing products, check out

And this is where you can find our organic plant nursery website: Kassenhoff Growers


Watch me watercolor

Check out a video of me painting by videographer Joel Kurtz.


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