This site is a collection of art work from my last fifteen years as a painter and mixed media artist. I have chosen to include a diverse body of work, including many sketches, exploratory drawings and written ideas in addition to finished pieces, because process is the most important aspect of my work. I often imagine my work in a book telling a story through many images and words, rather than as a lone piece hanging on a wall. There are certain themes, types of marks, and subject matter that have either been a constant presence or resurface again and again throughout the years. I believe that by viewing my pieces by subject, you will get a sense of the development of my ideas over time. I also work in several styles and use a range of materials. Please explore the various ways of viewing my art that this site was created for. The most recent pieces will always appear first when viewing a collection. I will be adding both recent and previous work to this site, so please bookmark me and visit often. I also want to say thanks to Chris for bringing my vision for a web site to life.
I studied Interior Design and Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York and earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland. I was project manager at an independent film company in Baltimore, MD. Work there included web and print design, grant management, development of educational materials and production assistance. I am currently Grant Programs Director at the Door County based Peninsula Arts Association in addition to working as Program Manager at Clay on Steele, a community studio, where I have designed and led workshops in art to children and adults. I am honored to have served as a panelist at two recent Wisconsin Arts Board Artist and Community Collaborations Grant reviews.
Right now in addition to my work at Clay on Steele and the Peninsula Arts Association, I am kept very busy staying home with my daughter and managing our household. I am still able to find some time to paint and draw and my work continues to progress, though more slowly now than at times in the past. In the future I will continue to work on my art as often as I can since I can not imagine life without creating images.
Please contact me with any questions or for purchase information. Though many of my original painting have sold, I have many drawings available as well as prints of much of my work.