About me

Greetings, I retired from the Marine Corps after 25 years of honorable service. My life in the Marine Corps was amazing, there were many wonderful and challenging experiences. My art is a result of my transition from warrior to artist. I am self-taught in the mediums of oil, collage, acrylic,  gouache, and watercolor. However, I am constantly exploring new mediums and techniques.


My Early Years in the Marine Corps

I was the first female Marine Crash Fire and Rescue woman at MCAS Cherry Point in 1982. 

My Last Marine Corps Ball with one of my sons Sebastian Diego Avans

Graduate of National University in La Jolla, California with MBA-Fiance and MS in Human Behavior

Member of the Association of Art Museum Curators 

Member of Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Member of Independent Curators International