Artist Bio

It all started in my grandmother’s kitchen sharpening crayons with butter knives for coloring contests at local stores in Eden, New York. Bobcha (Grandma) would bring home candy telling me I won first prize every time. She passed when I was nine and I somehow knew to keep her spirit alive I would continue coloring. I printed my own coloring books at age 8, sold a painting at 16, and opened my first art teaching studio at 25.

I attended Art school at Alfred University and received my MA at Buffalo State College. At my final critique my professor explained, “I’ll see your work in a museum some day!” In 2014 I moved to San Diego, California from Buffalo, New York to become a full time artist after nearly a decade of teaching art in the classroom.


Main Subject

Contemporary florals


Materials and Techniques

I use thick palette knife markings alongside 6-12 layers of paint to create lush expressionistic floral compositions. Each piece is unique and focused on color theory and movement. They sit on stretched canvas or are framed in hand selected vintage frames sourced from California antique stores. I am bicoastal and work nationwide.