I was born an artist. I feel more at home and content in my studio than anywhere else. A close second comes from being outdoors, surrounded by nature and animals. My work is defined by my passion for nature.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing from the School for American Craftsmen, in Rochester, NY. Since that time, I have worked as a silversmith, an artist-in-residence at several schools and colleges, and a teacher of metalsmithing at the Pacific Northwest Art School of the Coupeville [WA] Arts Center.

Currently, I teach classes in drawing, painting and crafts. I find that sharing my passion for art brings me as much joy as I hope it does to my students. I also teach silk painting, and truly enjoy watching each person find the joy of this medium.

I started to take on commissions in architectural etched glass after I taught myself to work in that medium. I continue to work in both metal and glass on a regular basis.

Unable to settle on just one medium, I have also painted murals, and backdrops for theatrical productions. Theater work has also brought me to painting costumes and making a wide variety of props.

My latest work involves painting on silk. Combining my love of nature and passion for color, silk is a natural material for me. I have found endless joy in seeing what develops as I use the photographs I have taken over the years as the basis for my designs in silk.