I was born in Northern California, my favorite place in the whole world. From an early age I was always doing something crafty or creative, like baking brownies or hand-weaving friendship bracelets. I carried a box of crayons (or a toolbox of pens) everywhere I traveled, near and far. After living and working in the textile industry in NYC for many years, my husband, a native Long Islander, talked me into moving our family to beautiful Sea Cliff on Long Island, because it has a West Coast feel in a lovely small community. Since I took art classes in my twenties, I wanted to illustrate and paint scenes of people and their personalities. I am drawn to scenes filled with people, some reflecting their everyday activities and others representing the fantastical. All of my artwork is chock-full of whimsy and bright colors lighting up homes across the nation and the world. Currently I am busy raising three daughters while passionately working on my artistic career. Over the past ten years I have taught many children’s art classes, first at the School at Columbia University, then out of Red Bow Studio on Sea Cliff Avenue, and now out of my home studio. Recently I have taught fewer classes and taken on more commissioned artwork. I have several private clients who I have painted houses and other scenes to commemorate their lives. Some of my happiest moments are when people tell me that my art in their homes make their days brighter.