“It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot
Ever since I can remember, I have loved to create.
I was born in Maine, but soon began traveling the world following my parents' work. I spent my childhood observing the world around me, often saving images in my mind and transferring these to paper - always looking, always creating.
As I matured into a young adult, this passion for looking and creating remained, and it led me to Syracuse University where I earned my BFA with honors as a Fine Art/Illustration major, with concentration on figure drawing and anatomy. I soon established a promising career in the commercial art field. After marrying and having 3 children, I turned to freelancing in New York and Philadelphia as well as becoming an adjunct professor at Philadelphia University (recently renamed Jefferson University).
A difficult divorce left me a single parent for many years. With 3 active daughters to care for and support, I took whatever work and odd jobs I could find - sadly leaving the art world and part of myself behind.
Now that my daughters are grown, and with a portfolio full of commercial success and a packed resume, forward to today.
I have worked very hard to rebuild my life. I found and married my best friend, Bill, and together we have recently moved to lower coastal Delaware, where everything is peaceful and languid. It is in this place of peace that I know it is time to rediscover and redefine the artist I left behind years ago.
With water all around me, I find inspiration everywhere; I am grateful to have this opportunity to once again look, once again create.
Hardships in my life have led to this moment; now as I live in space and clarity, I am ready to express my true self and to fully embrace the soul of the artist which has always defined who I am.