WHEN I RETURNED TO NEW YORK CITY AT THE END OF THE '70S it was to become an artist. I had just received a BFA/Painting from Florida Atlantic University, but I knew my hometown was the place to be. Years before, I thought I'd go into the performing arts like both my parents. But, at age 16, we moved to Europe. The four years I spent in Rome and Paris offered me such diverse riches that I changed course and decided on a career in visual art.
After a brief period of temping in New York’s fashion industry, I was offered an internship at a small graphic design studio. Courses at Parsons, SVA, and The New School enhanced my skills and, for many years, I was able to earn a living this way. But I always continued developing my own artwork and eventually became a full-time painter.
My work has been shown in NYC venues including Prince Street Gallery, Washington Square Gallery, Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, and the Pastel Society of America. National venues include Morehead State University (KY), Kent State University (OH), and the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum (NJ).
My husband and I live in Manhattan’s East Village. My studio is in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Currently I am working on a mixed-media series about the environment.