I am a visual storyteller; a right-brained, left-handed observer of life, creating art from an imaginative point of view. As a child, art was my favorite subject and I loved making crafts of all kinds, playing with paints, sewing my clothes; any project that allowed me to create. As an adult, I found expression in the wonders of watercolor for many years- a love that lasted 20 years. In recent years, my art has expanded to include collage, acrylics, inks, wax and textiles. My hope that each piece tells a story and that the viewer will be drawn in to participate in that story. My materials include vintage papers, rice paper, wax, found objects in nature and textiles all used in layers to create something unique.
I received my BS in Textile Design from the Philadelphia Collage of Textiles and Sciences and enjoyed a 10 year career in the New York City fabric market as a textile designer. Life took over in terms of a move to corporate life and my art had to take a back seat for a while, but when I moved to the Bay Area in 1996, my passion for art, color, drawing and painting were re-ignited. I began by taking classes at a UC Berkeley extension, followed by many watercolors workshops with nationally known artists. Today, with the extensive world of online education, I continually take classes to get inspiration and try new techniques, which help to keep my artwork creative and fresh.