Born the oldest child of a multicultural union, of two painters in the late 1950’s, I inherited my talents from both sides of the family. My father’s side included old radio musicians; Grandmother sang back-up for Judy Garland. Mom’s side, although staunchly German, had roots in the arts and crafts of the 20’s and 30’s.
I grew up amid the tumultuous 1970’s of the south central Los Angeles area, but luckily, with excellent grades and a scholarships, I attended and graduated from UC Berkeley in 1981, in Fine Art, with the world renowned Peter Volkous. However, due to great disillusionment in college, both politically and artistically, I dropped from the art scene completely for approximately eight years. It wasn’t until 1989 that I returned to the Art world.
Currently, I am involved in creating a Children's book called "Ancestors" I have worked on several projects, including a book cover for a memoir for the Santana family, entitled, “Space Between the Stars”, by Deborah Santana, sold nationally in Barnes and Noble. My latest children's cartoon can be seen in California Book Store day exclusive joke books for kids.
Along with other pieces the book covers can be viewed in the Portfolio section of my website. The children’s book, "In Her Hands, The Story Of Sculptor Augusta Savage" and“The Tomato Story” are available for sale and more information can be found in the Work for Sale section, also on the web."
JaeMe has worked on several projects, including a book cover for a memoir for the Santana family, entitled, “Space Between the Stars”, by Deborah Santana, sold nationally in Barnes and Noble.
She lives with her cat and significant other in the historic Bella Vista district of Oakland, Calif.