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Born in New York City, she earned a BFA from Pratt Institute with additional studies at the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design, and Fashion Institute of Technology. She moved to Sarasota from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she exhibited widely and received many awards.

She spent most of her professional career in product design and development. This experience was instrumental in developing her art. She worked for prestigious fashion, jewelry, and home furnishing companies, and served as Director of Design Concept at Lenox China, which gave her invaluable exposure to multiple technologies and processes. Such experiences have helped enrich her art practice today, making her convinced that there is a way to achieve any vision.

“My paintings are simply a dialog with myself to understand things. Those things can be as basic as the relationships of color or form, or as complex as those of human affairs. Sometimes I think I am just inches too short to see over a wall, on the other side of which everything is revealed. Painting is my ladder.”