My major at Stephens College was Fashion Design with a minor in Illustration. Later, I obtained an Interior Design degree and worked throughout my career in both fields. Along the way, I began painting and at some point, traveled beyond the traditional shape of the canvas to incorporate several canvases, attached together with hardware, into one creation.
I use different mediums, including acrylics and watercolors. My emphasis is on texture, which is in the form of modeling paste, glass, jewels and organic material.
I draw my inspiration from images that I visualize in my head. Many paintings evolve from "accidental" shapes when I randomly apply color to the canvas. Nature plays a role in translating my creativity into artwork. Lastly, my poetry takes on a life of its own and becomes a painting, as words become visual with the stroke of my brush, converted into an explosion of contemporary art.