New Jersey, the Garden State, that’s where I grew up and spent countless hours outdoors marveling at all manner of flora and fauna. It’s where I found my art loving husband too, in the Princeton Packet classifieds, pre-internet. Fairly soon after meeting we would be married and living in Massachusetts where we settled just south of Boston, that was twenty plus years ago. Two sons and several four-legged lodgers later, we still call it home.
I was first attracted to graphic design and bold graphic statements, think Andy Warhol. Next, the world of interior design won my heart. So many patterns and colors that I wanted to bathe in them. From here, I enter the world of art on the wall. This visual language is my language! My passion for color and mark making runs deep. I became a student once again, returning to art classrooms in my journey to log those famed “10,000 hours” of study and practice behind an easel. Locally I commuted to MassArt in Boston for semester long classes. For many workshops I traveled near and far, particularly to Philadelphia to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, loving every minute. Many artists have fanned the flames for me, but my standouts are Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, John Singer Sargent, Nicholas de Stael, and Euan Uglow.