About

I am a fine art painter working in watercolor and acrylic. 

My work is driven by the need to challenge myself and take complex compositions and simplify them. I love clean, contemporary lines and look for the essential characteristics in each piece. Being passionate about design, I can’t walk anywhere without seeing designs and patterns in all things, be it a leaf on the ground or the big, open sky.  

My inspiration comes form the natural world. From the Canadian Rockies to the Florida Everglades, I pursue flowers that convey beauty. I try to bring graceful botanicals inside to help us reconnect with nature and create a sense of calm in a hectic world. The striking colors, exquisite patterns and surprising textures of plants find their way into my paintings and monoprints.

I am originally from Boston, MA and attended Parsons School of Design in New York earning a BFA. I worked for many years as a graphic designer in New York and Boston then received a certificate in decorative painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. I owned a decorative painting business that specialized in floorcloths and furniture all of which inform my art today. I now live in Dallas, TX.

My current work includes a series of botanical paintings, monoprints and mixed media paintings.

Group Exhibits

2018    Global Reflections, Art, the Universal Language  
           The Gallery at Courtyard, Plano, TX

2018    Featured Artist, Botanical Portraiture: A Modern Take On Classic Still Life 
           The Gallery at North Haven Gardens, Dallas, TX

2017     125SHOW2017
            The Plano Art Association, Plano, TX

2016    53rd Membership Exhibition
            Southwestern Watercolor Society, Richardson, TX

2016    Membership Exhibition
            Richardson Civic Arts Society, Richardson, TX 

2015    52nd Membership Exhibition
            Southwestern Watercolor Society, Richardson, TX

2015    Members Exhibition
            Texas Visual Arts Association, Plano, TX

2015    Reflections Exhibition
            Texas Visual Arts Association, Mesquite, TX

2014    51st  Membership Exhibition
            Southwestern Watercolor Society, Richardson, TX

2014    Membership Exhibition
            The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2014    Membership Exhibition
            Richardson Civic Arts Society,  Richardson, TX

AWARDS

  • Merit 2D Award, The Plano Art Association 125SHOW2017

  • Southwest Art Magazine Award, Southwestern Watercolor Society, 2016

Memberships

  • American Watercolor Society

  • Southwestern Watercolor Society

  • American Women Artists

Education

BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Certificate in Decorative Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI