I grew up in southern Connecticut within a creative family, and spent much of my time drawing and observing my mother’s colorist landscape paintings that hung on the walls of our home. Responding to my physical surroundings and the visual world became fundamental to my life at an early age. As such, I am still drawing and now a practicing artist based in Western Massachusetts.
I received my MFA in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and BFA in painting and drawing from the University of New Hampshire, in addition to studying at Studio Art Centers International, in Florence, Italy.
Following an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the fall of 2006, I packed my car and moved to Vermont. Vermont’s rugged beauty, the quietness and vast open farmland and space that surrounded me there were uniquely inspirational to me. I’ve now made my way down to beautiful Western Massachusetts, on the border of Vermont, where I maintain my full-time painting studio and live with my husband and our blended family of seven!
Since 2007 I have actively exhibited my work throughout New England and beyond. My work has been featured at Fitchburg Art Museum, Green Mountain College, Kyoto Seika University in Japan, Emory University, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, and Burlington City Arts.
In addition to my art-making practice, I am passionate about inspiring others, teaching painting and drawing workshops to adults, both novice and experienced artists, around the country.