I am from Northern Virginia, brought up in a household where creativity has always been encouraged. I developed artistic interests at an early age. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. At that time, I experimented with many mediums. After graduation, after being required to work mostly with oils, I was able to follow my instincts more, drawing closer to watercolors.
Family priorities resulted in a hiatus that lasted for some years. I strive to explore the limitless possibilities watercolor painting offers and delight in the endless effects that can be produced. I paint a variety of subject matter, plein air, from life or from photos. What I find most stimulating are the seemingly commonplace moments or scenes that are often overlooked. I try to convey concepts by shaping and arranging the different creative layers the medium offers.
At the present, I live in Italy with my family.