Hello! I am an artist, designer and photographer. I am lucky to live and create atop a bucolic hillside near Waterford, Virginia – about 45 miles northwest of Washington, DC – where I can see the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. It’s simply amazing how different this special place looks through multiple seasons and various times of day.
I love all things creative. I grew up making clothes (for Barbie and for me), drawing horses and floor plans for my future dream home and making gifts for family and friends. I studied painting, printmaking and photography in art school for my BFA as well as web design and digital illustration for my recent MFA.
l was very involved in textile design a number of years ago – creating hand-painted repeat designs using gouache on paper. I exhibited at Surtex a couple of times and found success selling designs for bedding, rugs, scarves and giftwrap to various companies. I also worked directly with Macys to develop several bedding collections. I ultimately moved on to other things – as raising a family took over – but am coming back to it by adding digital technology that wasn’t available in my prior surface design life. I’m excited to discover that a fine art background combined with digital tools is a powerful combo!
Inspiration comes from the natural world around me (sunsets, gardens, etc.), from art, architecture and artifacts found in the wonderful museums and galleries nearby and from travel to local and exotic destinations.