I like to think of my work as a rhythmic interplay between texture, color, form and space. In doing so, the emotional integrity of the painting aligns with my intent and the viewer's reactions.
Born in New York and raised in Connecticut, I am the daughter of a jazz drummer and the granddaughter of a Radio City Music Hall conductor. As such, I was able to spend many inspiring hours behind the scenes of that amazing world. My mom's many talents hold great influences on me as well. The result, Art and music have always been at the forefront of my academic and creative endeavors.
After studying Fine Arts in college for a year, I left Connecticut and relocated to Florida, my home for 22 years. It is here where I developed awareness of Sky and Water, and the absolute reliability that these elements provide my creative energy source and serenity.
Traveling through out Florida, taking classes and studying with many great professors in the Florida Key's and the University of South Florida, I ended with a degree from University of Central Florida. I worked as an artist creating commemorative coin designs at the Highland Mint, and then pursued a career in the graphics world at GE and then Kennedy Space Center. Space shuttle launches were amazing, but the creative triggers were not there for me.
Running in the background throughout these years, my artistic style was partly inspired by great music and the German Expressionists, Gabriele Munter being one of my favorites.
My work is emotionally driven and fluctuates between abstract expressionism to delicate impressionistic realism.
I use color. exaggeration, distortion, and some primitivism in my work. Most of my paintings have a combination of styles, best described as an improvisation if you will.
University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, 1986