I am a mixed media artist. I attended The High School of Music and Art and initially received a BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts. I later earned a M.Ed. from the Creative Arts in Learning Program at Lesley University. For many years I worked as an occupational therapist while continuing to create my own work. I have lived, in several urban and suburban areas including NYC, Nassau County, Lexington, MA, Louisville KY, Maplewood NJ. In December 2016, I resettled in Beacon NY. Since moving to Beacon, I have retired from my work as an occupational therapist and have had more freedom to focus my energy on my own artistic exploration. I have had the opportunity to participate in several exhibits at the Howland Cultural Center, the Catalyst Gallery, and Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon, Celebratewomxn845 at Womens Work Gallery and member and Juried shows at the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, and Art Juxtapose Gallery in Rosendale. My natural surroundings continue to be a major influence on my work. Across places and seasons, natural twists of trees and branches, skin like textures of their trunks, and vibrant colors of the earth, capture my imagination. I am intrigued by the similarity of nature and the human experience, which at times is fluid and rhythmic and in other instances reflects abrupt and surprising changes. In my work, my hands become the tools of my imagination manipulating varied textures to weave together the threads of that connection. I continue to be drawn to mixed media as a way of expressing those responses. The continuous layering of photographic images, original prints, paint and other textures through cutting, tearing, moving, and gluing allows me to navigate the essence of ambiguity and complexity that I witness in the world around me.