I attended Catholic school for twelve years. I spent thousands of hours in our local church where I served as a sacristy girl and a member of the church choir. I was fascinated by the power of the figurative art lining the walls of the church. I credit that experience for helping to shape my love of contemporary realism and narrative art.
I studied art in high school and in college. While in school, I 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 lawyer.
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.
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.