I graduated Parson’s School of Design in New York City with a degree in Graphic Design and continued to paint throughout my career as a Graphic Designer. As an Art Director at Random House, where I remained for 18 years, I had the opportunity to practice and hone my visual skills as applied to the world of publishing, by designing book covers, and my people skills, by interacting with the multitudes of publishing professionals whose voices and opinions permeated my designs.
In 2000 I left New York and moved to Portland, Oregon, to devote myself to designing and making one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. There I learned the basics of metal-smithing and was able to combine my love of found objects, fabric and buttons, with silver, to create a body of work. The work was exhibited at the Widney Moore Gallery in Portland Oregon and Julie Artisans’ Gallery, New York City.
For the past 10 years I returned to my first art practices: painting, printmaking and photography. I have exhibited my work at Gallery 114, the Artists Repertory Theatre, Bite Studio, and the Multnomah Art Center all in Portland Oregon.