I studied art in high school and, at the age of 15, won my first public art commission to paint a mural for the wall of our local children's hospital. I later studied art in college and sold my paintings to earn money for tuition and living expenses. My art career was interrupted by motherhood and by my two-decade-long career as a successful trial attorney.
I resurrected my art career when my husband was diagnosed with AML leukemia and underwent a stem cell transplant. I spent countless hours in the hospital sketching my husband and his doctors. After his recovery, I decided to return to my art career. That led me to spend almost all my free time painting and sculpting.
Today I consider myself a member of the growing contemporary realism movement in American art. I have been fortunate to study under some of the most influential contemporary realism artists from the United States, Spain, Italy, and Canada. I am proud to be a member of the Art Renewal Center and a founding member of the Figurative Art Convention and Expo which seeks to bring together contemporary realist artists from around world to share their techniques with one another.
One of my paintings was selected as a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's International Salon and another one was recently featured on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers.
I incorporate many of the styles and techniques used by the Old Masters in my contemporary oil paintings and sculptures. I use narrative art to document contemporary culture and to address modern social issues and controversies.
I hope you enjoy my paintings and sculptures as well as the stories they tell.
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.