Artist Bio

From the time I was a small girl I collected the tiniest of shells by the ocean. It seemed utterly amazing to me that a shell could be fully formed and yet be so tiny. My father gave me a wooden sardine box with a sliding lid to keep them in. These were the times that I began to observe nature. I started painting with my Mother by the ocean as a young girl, always in watercolor. After studying at the University of Connecticut and Lorenzo de Medici in Florence Italy, I was lucky enough to get a great job designing packaging for toys.
In addition to my B.F.A. and being a professional package designer for many years, I have taken over six years of advanced education at the Rhode Island School of Design. That surely has allowed me to recognize that painting in watercolor and surface design for textiles is exactly what I love to do. I have been a juried artist since 2013. Over the past ten years I have put forth many fabric collections and paintings. The subject matter is botanical with city scenes and portraiture, animals and birds.
It is my intention to transport people to a place that they have not felt before. Slowly savoring life as I produce fine art and fabric designs is at the core of who I am. Imperfect lines that show the texture of my marks and color from nature however bright and beautiful. The relationship that white has to light and color are also in most of my work. My watercolors are an immediate expression of my excitement with paint to paper.


Main Subject

Architecture, botanical abstracts, botanical, portraiture, animals, birds


Materials and Techniques

Watercolor, ink, French and Indian watercolor paper.