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.
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, 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. I've now made my way down to Western Massachusetts, on the border of Vermont, where I maintain my full-time painting studio and live with husband and our blended family of five children!
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 Burlington City Arts. My paintings are included in both private collections around the globe and within permanent collections at the University of Vermont Medical Center, the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, VT, Almoosa Specialist Hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, New York Presbyterian Hospitals, and Wells Fargo Corporate Offices, among others.
In addition to my art-making practice, I am passionate about inspiring others, teaching painting and drawing workshops to adults, both novice and experienced, around the country.
Last but certainly not least, since 2012 I have been fortunate to curate solo, two-person and group exhibitions, which include contemporary painters, photographers and mixed media artists from the U.S. and U.K. I take great pleasure sourcing and sharing the work of inspiring artists from around the country and abroad.