I use modern materials to tell human stories of identity and relationships through the fluidity and color harmonies of paint. Co-mingling translucent layers in abstraction are my means of making manifest the overlap and interconnectedness of our unique human awareness, the histories that influence us, and our common movements within the spaces of the world. My use of vibrant color, bold shapes and glass-like surface textures invite contemplation on the mixing of perceived realities. I create portraits without visages, translate human stories without using the figure, and attempt the feeling of sound through a visual means. My studio practice relies on my particular invention of forms in response to real human stories, emotions, and interactions. This is a subject matter of endless variation, based on people of endless variation, toward an endgame of harmony and balance.
Originally from New Jersey and New York, I came to the Baltimore area by way Minnesota. I am an abstract painter working in mixed media, oil paint, and resin. I studied Studio Art and English at Fordham University in New York (BA 1991) and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Chicago (1994). I currently work with galleries in Denver, Minneapolis, and Baltimore, and my art is included in several private and corporate collections. My work was included in "I Contain Multitudes" at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2019, an exhibition that will be moving on to new venues in 2022. In 2013 I was granted an Artists’ Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. My studio practice has been augmented by working with arts outreach groups and grass-roots community arts endeavors including Mentoring with the Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota, serving as a past Board Member of the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, and working on the Marketing Committee for Irvine Nature Center. I maintain my studio in the Station North Arts District in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.