Born in New Jersey
Lives & works in New York
The art I am making explores my interior life and how it connects to the outer world. Exploring the unconscious often times results in the paintings taking on a dreamlike quality. Many of the themes that appear are the universal themes of relationships : partner to partner, parent to child, individual in crisis and triumph, groups in good times and challenging times. My approach is grounded in my own narrative and informed by nature and emotion. I am focused on the magic I sense in my connections to others and the greater world. I believe these threads are the most important things that weave our lives together to make the story of who we are.
I am using texture, mark making and color to explore the temperature of each scenario while using silhouettes to find the minimal core of these experiences. In this sense, the figure is stripped down to a representation of the essence of the person. I use acrylic painting combined with customized printmaking techniques and inks on canvas, wood and paper to explore these themes.
I spend my time making art, working in a therapeutic art setting,
making music and along with my husband, raising our 2 children.
New York University
MA - Art Therapy 2006
BA - Art 1993