Originally a native of the Washington, D.C., area, I graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore, MD, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

During a cross-country road trip after graduation, I fell in love with the landscape and open space of the west coast. I made the move to sunny San Diego in 2000, and have lived and worked as a Fine Artist and Graphic Designer here ever since!

I’ve shown at galleries and art events locally, nationally and internationally including;  Society of Illustrators Gallery in New York, Gallery Ississ in Kyoto, Japan, Artwalk San Diego, Zazou Home, Bluefoot Bar and Grill, The Art Institute of California San Diego, 57 Degrees Wine Bar, 8th and G Gallery, and The Expressive Arts Gallery.

My passion and love of art still drives me today. Creating art is so ingrained in me that I can’t even separate it from myself as a person. Collage has always been my favorite medium; it is the most intuitive and work that is closest to my soul.

EDUCATION

MARYLAND INSTITUTE OF ART, Baltimore, Maryland. 
Bachelor of Fine Arts. Cum Laude

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Paris and Dordogne, France.  
Pre-college Program, Painting and Art History

CORCORAN SCHOOL OF ART, Washington, D.C. 
Open program, Painting and Drawing


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Finalist for RSVP “Shadows” Competition;  Work exhibited at Society of Illustrators Gallery, New York
Selected for first International Solo Exhibit;  Gallery Ississ, Kyoto, Japan
Featured Artist, Aquent Inc., Talent Calendar
Honorable Mention, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Fellowship Program
Maryland Institute Merit Award
Maryland Institute Recognition Award
Maryland Institute College of Art Scholarship