Biography

artist statement

Stories define us. Beauty is a story I need to create, to share and to exist with. My current work is inspired by beautiful horizons that I have come upon in my life and travels.

I have incorporated a butterfly reflecting a recent personal experience. The message in butterflies usually means that anything you do, however how small or how unimportant it may seem at the time, each thing you do causes a major ripple effect. To Native Americans, the butterfly is a symbol of change, joy and color. The exquisite butterfly was considered a miracle of transformation and resurrection. In the Old World, the connotation was negative; the butterfly was thought to be the spirit of the dead.

 

education

BFA, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

 

continuing education

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH