I grew up in southern Connecticut within a creative family, and spent much of my time drawing and observing my mother's colorist landscape paintings that hung on the walls of our home. Responding to my physical surroundings and the visual world became fundamental to my life at an early age. As such, I am still drawing and now a practicing artist based in Western Massachusetts where I happily live with my husband and three children, who inspire me every day.
I received my MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and BFA in painting and drawing from the University of New Hampshire, in addition to studying at Studio Art Centers International, in Florence, Italy.
Following an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the fall of 2006, where I also met my husband, I packed my car and moved to Vermont. Vermont's rugged beauty, the quietness and vast open farmland and space that surrounded me there, were uniquely inspirational to me.
Since 2007 I have actively exhibited my work throughout New England and beyond. My work has been featured at Fitchburg Art Museum, Green Mountain College, Kyoto Seika University in Japan, Emory University, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, and Rogue Space Chelsea, New York.
In addition to my artmaking practice, I am passionate about inspiring others, teaching painting and drawing to a wide range of ages via academic institutions and art centers, most recently teaching at Green Mountain College and River Gallery School in Brattleboro, VT. I
Last but certainly not least, since 2012 I have been curating solo, two-person and group shows, which include contemporary painters, photographers and mixed media artists from the U.S. and U.K. and take great pleasure sourcing, promoting and sharing inspiring artwork from artists throughout the country.