As a only child growing up in an apartment building in Brooklyn, N.Y. I was always drawing, painting, designing buildings and their interior spaces and creating art. Going on to college I received my degree in art from the University of Bridgeport.
After college I taught for a few years and then, as a young mother, started combining my passion for art with the need to make money. As owner and designer of “T for U”, a nationwide business, I was at the forefront of the tie dyed, hand painted T-shirt craze and then expanded the business under the name, “Sweat It”, selling painted and embellished sweat suits.
While living in New York I studied watercolor and oil painting under Steve Lampasona, at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, N.Y. Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2012, I have studied under James Feehan, Jim Bongartz and Anne Gannon. I have taken workshops with John Murdoch, Carol Marine and Abbey Ryan and other well known artists. Each of these artists styles and techniques are vastly different from each other and I am grateful to each of them for their generosity teaching and encouraging me to develop a style of my own. That said, like all artists, I am constantly experimenting with new methods to freshen my eye and enhance my work.
In New York I was in many juried art shows, earning awards and having my work featured prominently as publicity images for those shows. In Pennsylvania I have become a member of Artsbridge, The New Hope Art League, The Artists of Yardley and The New Hope Historical Society and am juried into many of the shows in the area, having images used for publicity for those shows.
Below is a partial list of the the juried shows that I have been in.
2016 – Artists Of Yardley Teacher-Student Show
“ Afternoon Sun” used for promotional image
2016 – Points Of View – 6 person show at The Laceworks, Lambertville
2016 – Artists Of Yardley – juried
2016 – New Hope Historical Society – juried
2015 – New Hope Art League – juried
2015 – A Month In Bucks County at The Timmons Gallery – juried
2015 – AOY – juried
2015 – The 1st Annual Gold Light Studio Show – juried
2015 – Bucks Byers – juried
2015 – Bridges And Barns at The Timmons Gallery – juried
2015 – Doylestown Art Days – solo show at The Paper Unicorn
2014 – “Take Five” five person show at The Laceworks, Lambertville, Pa.
2014 – Friends Of The Delaware Canal at Rolling Green Barn – juried
2014 – Philadelphia Sketch Club – Philadanco Benefit Show – juried
2014 – Doylestown Art Days – solo show at The Paper Unicorn
2014 – New Hope Art League Show at Rolling Green Barn, New Hope, Pa. – juried
2014 – Artsbridge Show at Prallsville Mills – juried
2013 – Deck The Halls Bucks County Community College – juried
2013 – Bucks County Gallery 6X 6 Show- juried
2013 – Phillips Mill – juried
2013 – New Hope Art League – juried
2013 – Artsbridge – juried
2013 – Friends of the Delaware Canal at Rolling Green Barn – juried
2013 – Images of the Mill – Prallsville Mills – juried
2013 – Designer House Show, Doylestown, Pa.
2012 – Phillips Mill – juried
2012 – Doylestown Hospital Art Walk
2012 – Sawmill Gallery at Prallsville Mills – “Hidden Hunterdon County” juried
2012 – NHAL “Savor” show – my painting, Finishing Touches was used for publicity
2012 – Philadelphia Sketch Club – “Art of The Flower”- juried
2010 – Port Jefferson Museum of Art – “Lets Eat” show – juried
“The Baker” – Third Place Image used for publicity
2008 – Art at the Bank Spring Show – The Art Guild of Port Washington –juried
“Left Towards The Tunnel” Third Place
2007 – Art at the Bank Winter Show – The Art Guild of Port Washington TAG) juried
“Green Street Cafe” Honorable Mention
2007- Art at the Bank Summer Show – The Art Guild of Port Washington (TAG)- juried
“Red Pack” Honorable Mention , Image used for publicity
2007 – “Ideas In Time” Show – Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn, N.Y. – juried.
“Three Stages of Rhodies” Second Place
2006 – Nassau County Museum of Art Show – juried
“ Alis Backyard” First prize
2005 – Nassau County Museum of Art Show – juried – Roslyn, N.Y.
2005 – South Fork Craftsman Guild Show, Amaganset, N.Y. – juried
2005- One Man Show at Cheavaux Day Spa in Hewlett, N.Y.
2004 – Gallery North Show, Setauket, N.Y. – juried
2004 – One Man Show at “TOAST” restaurant in Port Jefferson, N.Y.