Visual Artist & Art Educator
My early training and upbringing in the arts began in the Boston area of Massachusetts where I grew up and went to art school.
As a young visual and performing artist, my work took me to Los Angeles where I lived half of my life thriving in the big city. It was Los Angeles that taught me to strive for the imaginable, to work hard and commit with heart and soul.
I learned to embrace all that was good and positive, the theater world and the art world became my platform and gave solid meaning to my life.
Founder of Art for Kids and Adults, a fine art educational program in 1991 at three locations of The Art Stores, I learned how to work with retail business partners, how to network and most of all, have a great time making art.
I would later venture in academia, instructing year-round community art classes at Santa Monica College and West Los Angeles College; as well as
instructional courses for teachers at Otis College of Art; and portfolio classes for high school, public and private schools for a decade.
The past ten years I have spent in the mountain areas of Utah quiet with nature, a renewed sensibility with my art and working as an art educator in high schools.
I completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree and kept active exhibiting work and remaining close to independent film makers in Salt Lake City.
Today I feel refreshed to be an integral part of the art scene in Tucson, delighted to find an exuberance of spirit so alive, an array of craftsman and craftswomen to work with and display alongside of, to keep the arts and art education going strong in our sunny state.