I take my inspiration from life. I am known for my sensitive pastel portraits of children which I have been creating for many years. I approach my studies of animals with that same gentle passion.
My education has been and is continuing to be lifelong. I was born an Artist. I had lessons as a child with some wonderful local artists. I attended Moore College of Art and Monmouth University where I earned my BFA. As a professional I have also studied with the gifted artist Judith Martin and Atlanta Portrait Painter Thomas Nash. I feel strongly that growing as an artist is a lifelong process.
I am grateful to the many parents and grandparents that have seen in me a portrait painter. They taught me everything I know about being a portrait painter.
I currently reside in Monmouth County, New Jersey and work throughout the Northeast.