Growing up outside Washington DC, the world of art was easily accessible through the riches of the National museums. Early exposure as a child broadened my interest in art. I graduated from Hamilton College in Studio Art, studying sculpture and painting with Robert Palusky and William Sazillo. Nurturing my lifelong interest, I furthered my training at Penland School of Crafts. I have continued to study with local artists, as well as, in workshops in Palo Alto, California, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
A common theme in my work is the interplay of shadow and light. Whether it is a cast shadow from three dimensional embellishments or an illusion created with paint, I use transparencies, texture and layering techniques to demonstrate an emotional response to my subject.