I was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and I earned a BA in Fine Arts in 1994 from Hofstra University (with minors in Art History and Philosophy). Within a year of graduating, I moved to Maine, and have since made this beautiful state my home.
Since selling my first piece in 1996, I’ve been consistently involved in showing my work in both group and solo settings. In July 2007, I decided to intensify my commitment to my art and have since painted every day. Even when traveling doesn’t allow me to be in front of my easel, I bring along a sketchbook.
My work has been described as positive, fun, mystical, and colorful. I give myself up to the process and just let things flow; subject matter is whatever grabs me at the moment.
My primary medium is acrylic, but I’ve been exploring collage/mixed media as well. My work varies in execution, style and subject matter, but the foundation of each piece is firmly situated in the joy I find in spreading light and positivity. This might be done through use of humor, color variety, spiritually based messages or themes, or a combination of these and other elements. There is plenty of darkness in the world already; I believe in bringing constructive, encouraging, and affirming energy into people’s lives through my art.