I was born in the Washington, D.C. area and now resides in Glastonbury, CT. and Kralendijk, Dutch Caribbean. My study of art began early in life and I won a National Scholastic Arts honorable mention while in high school. I participated in several group and solo shows in Washington, D.C. before moving to California to attend graduate school at California Institute of the Arts.
A career in public service, corporate America, and for non-profits slowed my career as an artist for a number of years. During this time, I focused on art using recycled materials and created a body of work known as Trash Totems. I was the guest artist at Mar Goman’s annual studio sale, had a solo exhibition under the auspices of SCRAP, and participated in a few arts festivals.
In 2012, I retired and resumed my art practice. Early in 2013, I took up the sport of SCUBA diving. This influenced my work greatly and I am now working on the Aquatic Life Series. I’m an avid SCUBA diver and the Aquatic Life Series represents the fish and creatures I’ve seen personally while diving. I plan to continue diving and making art as long as there are fish in the sea and places to dive.
Pieces from my Aquatic Life Series have been included in exhibitions in New London, Hartford, and West Hartford, Connecticut and at The Dubuque Area Arts Collective in Dubuque, Iowa, the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Dowell, Maryland, bG Gallery in Santa Monica, California, Annapolis Maritime Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, The Studio Door in Sand Diego, California, and Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Center in Texarkana, Texas.
Online representation includes Non-Fiction Gallery in Georgia and Xanadu Gallery in Arizona.
I’ve been featured in articles in ArtKatalyst magazine, ArtExhibio, and Artist Portfolio Magazine.