Artist's Biography      

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and came from a family of professional artists. My siblings and I were exposed to fine and graphic arts from a very young age. My parents always encouraged our creativity as we frequented museums and galleries which exposed us to many different forms of visual art. My interest in drawing and painting began in early childhood and I was enrolled in art classes consistently throughout my childhood and adolescence.

 

In 1984 I received a BFA in painting from the Philadelphia College of Art and later returned to school in 2006 to get my MFA from Rosemont College graduating with distinguished honors.
During the 32 years in my graphic arts career, I was able to continue painting part-time.

I relocated to Pittsburgh in 2016 determined to pursue my art full-time. Here, I have become a teaching artist and a much more prolific painter maintaining a beautiful studio in my home in the Fox Chapel area. Upon request, I do offer professional lessons.

Education
BFA: Philadelphia College of Art
MFA: Rosemont College, Magna Cum Laude 

Exhibitions
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pa
Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe Pa
North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh, Pa
Rowe Gallery, Greensburg, Pa
Indian Valley Country Club (Solo Exhibition), Telford, Pa
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Norristown, Pa
Norristown Art League, Norristown, Pa
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pa
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Morristown, NJ
Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa
Main Line Center of the Arts, Bryn Mawr, Pa
Wayne Center of the Arts, Wayne, Pa
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pa
Delaware County Community College, Media, Pa

Teaching Artist
Pittsburgh and surrounding area schools districts
Pittsburgh Center For the Arts
Sampson Family YMCA, Director of the 2016-2018 art program
Center for Reuse
Carnegie Museum of Art, Teaching Assistant
Lincoln Park Performing Arts/Pa Cyber ArtReach

Memberships
East Suburban Artists League
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Greensburg Art Center

Education

BFA: Philadelphia College of Art
MFA: Rosemont College

 

 

Exhibitions

Currently Showing at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Members Show DISTILLED
On view from February 8-April 28


North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh, Pa
Rowe Gallery, Greensburg, Pa
Indian Valley Country Club (Solo Exhibition), Telford, Pa
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Norristown, Pa
Norristown Art League, Norristown, Pa
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pa
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Morristown, NJ
Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa
Main Line Center of the Arts, Bryn Mawr, Pa
Wayne Center of the Arts, Wayne, Pa

Teaching Artist
Franklin School District, Substitute art teacher
Sampson Family YMCA, Director of the 2016-2018 art program
Center for Reuse, Teaching artist

Memberships
East Suburban Artists League
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Greensburg Art Center
Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League
North Hills Art Center

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