I knew I was an artist when in the fourth grade I won a tiny box of Whitman Sampler chocolates for the best decorated Valentine bag in the entire class. I made a collaged heart.
My fascination with putting together bits and pieces of things continued. It manifested in many series- collages, handmade papers, and sculptures and altered digital prints. I explored some of these in college and graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Arts Administration from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
I’ve explored ways to foster my creativity with special projects-
- Studio apprentice with renowned papermaker John Babcock in California
- Guest curator at the Greene County Council of the Arts in New York
- Art instructor for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County and The Tang Teaching Museum
- Artist in Residence in New York and California
- NYFA Mark award recipient
My lifestyle has taken me coast to coast and south to Mexico and back. This has resulted in a geographically diverse exhibition history of juried group and one person shows-
- The Albany Institute of History and Art in New York
- The Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York
- Mendocino Arts Gallery in California
- Casa Contenta in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- Center Gallery in Albany , New York and Art center in the Capital Region in Troy, NY
I continue to spend time in my studio creating sculptures with a focus on installation and cultivating patience as I teach myself PhotoShop.
The collages I create are my personal visual diary.
Through their construction, I’m revealing what has happened in my life.
Pain Joy Screw-ups Successes Obsessions Desires
From my collection of bits and pieces, I select significant images which I cut, alter, and attach in new ways.
This process allows me to reflect, explore and express the essence of suffering and healing in my life.