I was raised on Block Island, Rhode Island, a popular East Coast summer resort. After attending Rhode Island School of Design and a six-month solo trip to Europe, I moved to New York. In the mid-1980ís I began painting after completing a private airbrushed painting commission. In 1994, after printed fabric and sandcarved glass design careers in New York and San Francisco, I moved to New Mexico. Currently I live outside of the historic village of Galisteo, twenty-seven miles south of Santa Fe. My sandcarved glass design is included in public buildings in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and my fine art is included in private collections in the United States.
For me, the most transformative experiences are selective travels, both inner and outer. In 1984, I met my husband through a trip to Death Valley. That was the beginning of frequent travels to the California and Baja, Mexico deserts, leading to painting. The clarity of light and silence transformed my inner vision. Most recently, advanced computer imaging technologies and travels through the Web have revolutionized my approach to my art . In 2003 and 2006, travels to the Hawaiian jungles added new inspiration.
Twelve years in the open spaces of the New Mexico high desert, and a return to the color and multicultural stimulation of San Francisco continue to inspire me. Within this, a simple healthy life leaves room for these illuminations.