I grew up in the woods.
Well, not in a tree house, but a white farm house in the woods. I had two older brothers. I had one friend. There were 5 channels on television.
I drew alot. I played barbies, built forts, and went to Missouri in the summers.
In high school I loved art, drama and English. When I found out there was such a thing as art school, I thought, “Really? I can paint for a living? Yes please.”
From small town Monson to big city Boston I went to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for painting and art education. I had a great experience there furthering my understanding of art. I took advantage of the travel abroad program with SACI (Studio Art Centers International). It was a very inspiring time to be able to live and paint in Florence. Travel is a big influence for me. In 2005 I travelled to Kenya and stayed for a month.
Right now I live and paint in Somerville, MA, with frequent trips to the country. I’ve been working on the “Lady Legs” series, altered books and abstract expressionistic work lately. I paint with watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media. I strive for a balance of controlled, representational painting on one canvas and then explosions of color and texture on another. To take a break from the 2D I make concrete leaves and quilts. I enjoy having the freedom to let myself try new things.