I've loved art since childhood. It was my major at the University of Michigan and led to a career in advertising in New York, as an art director for Brouillard Communications, a division of J. Walter Thompson. After 13 years, I decided to leave the corporate world to start a family and to once again, pursue my study of fine arts.
My passion for strong lines and vibrant colors comes from my background as a graphic designer. Flowers were ideal subjects and each painting became an exploration on how to transform shape and color into a bold but graceful expression.
Portraiture is another favorite focus, painting from models and creating commissioned works. I'm drawn to the way color is reflected in the light and shadow of people's faces. I try to intensify this relationship on canvas while capturing the emotions and spirit of the individual personality.
Most recently, I have fallen in love with landscape and the recreation of every day scenes.
I enjoy painting in different mediums ... acrylic, oil and watercolor.
I've made my home in Port Washington, New York. Currently, I am Co-President of The Art Guild of Port Washington, and a member of the Port Washington Library Art Advisory Council.