I am from Northern Virginia, brought up in a household where
creativity has always been encouraged. I developed artistic interests at an
early age. My mother, who also loves art, was instrumental in this. I received
a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art,
in 1992. At that time, I experimented with many mediums. After graduation, after
being required to work mostly with oils, I was able to follow my instincts
more, drawing closer to watercolors.
Family priorities resulted in a hiatus that lasted for some years. I approached
the Arts again in 2010. I strive to explore the limitless possibilities
watercolor painting offers and admire the endless effects that can be obtained.
I paint a variety of subject matter, plein air, from life or from photos. What I
find most stimulating are the seemingly commonplace moments or scenes that are
often overlooked. I try to convey concepts by shaping and arranging the
different creative layers the medium offers. I strive to apply myself daily, in
spite of other responsibilities, forever challenging my skills and level of
At the present, I live in Rome,
Italy with my
husband and two daughters.