Born in 1953, in Schenectady NY, I’ve been making art all my life. I was lucky to be able to follow that passion, thanks to support and love from my parents, mentors and friends. As an aside, I’ve also played music all my life, beginning with piano study at age four, continuing on to embrace guitar, mandolin and dulcimer in my teen years, and going on to perform professionally for many years thereafter.

Being accepted to Rhode Island School of Design as a freshman in 1971 and eventually graduating with a BFA in 1977 set the stage for an art career that followed in fits and spurts, with a break for some years due to a marriage and the birth of my two daughters, now grown, and both artists themselves.  

When I was in my fifties, I was fortunate to be able to go back to school and receive my MFA in studio art from the Vermont Studio Center/Northern Vermont University graduate studies program, which cemented my lifelong art pursuit. No turning back after that.

In general, I have been incredibly blessed to be able to follow my creative journey as an artist. Not a day goes by without gratitude for the experiences I’ve had, my connection with other artists, and how I got to be where I am now, making art in my studio in an old mill in beautiful Rhode Island.

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Born in 1953, in Schenectady NY, I’ve been making art all my life. I was lucky to be able to follow that passion, thanks to support and love from my parents, mentors and friends. As an aside, I’ve also played music all my life, beginning with piano study at age four, continuing on to embrace guitar, mandolin and dulcimer in my teen years, and going on to perform professionally for many years thereafter.

Being accepted to Rhode Island School of Design as a freshman in 1971 and eventually graduating with a BFA in 1977 set the stage for an art career that followed in fits and spurts, with a break for some years due to a marriage and the birth of my two daughters, now grown, and both artists themselves.  

When I was in my fifties, I was fortunate to be able to go back to school and receive my MFA in studio art from the Vermont Studio Center/Northern Vermont University graduate studies program, which cemented my lifelong art pursuit. No turning back after that.

In general, I have been incredibly blessed to be able to follow my creative journey as an artist. Not a day goes by without gratitude for the experiences I’ve had, my connection with other artists, and how I got to be where I am now, making art in my studio in an old mill in beautiful Rhode Island.

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