Born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I studied (as a teenager) at The Baum Art School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Much later, I graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with a degree in community service education. In between, I studied oil painting at Rhode Island School of Design for two years and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Wavre, Belgium in their adult education programs. After raising a family and working, I returned to art by taking workshops at the Fingerlakes Art Workshop with visiting artists from the Art Students League in New York City, (and other venues) who traveled to Ithaca for summer classes.
My recent work has been evolving to the abstract. My show, EMERGENCE, at the State of the Art Gallery (Ithaca, NY) during August 2011, explores the tensions posed by natural phenomena and modern technology. Can we escape this cycle?