I have been an artist since I could pick up a pencil. My father taught me at a very early age. We even collaborated on a book—sadly, not published, but it was fun. There was never a question about what I would do when I grew up, so the search for a good education in the arts began early. I graduated from the R. I. School of Design with a major in Graphic Design. After working in that field for a few years, I found myself painting, and enjoying it more than Graphics.
The imagery in my painting went from realism to abstract over time. When I saw what could be done in fiber, I realized that I could change my medium from paint to textiles, while continuing to create the kind of images I had been doing. Fiber was not a new medium, since I had sewn and embroidered for as long as I had been drawing and painting. At that point, I began to make quilts that were paintings in fabric and thread.
Whether I was painting or quilting, I taught children to do what I was doing. I have worked independently and for organizations like ArtsWestchester and BOCES. My work has been seen in shows all over the US, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Collectors include individuals, corporate buyers, and a museum.