About

I am a Dallas based painter working in watercolor and acrylics. 

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. I seek out botanical gardens whenever I travel and take hundreds of photos. I may take a flower or a leaf from multiple images and combine them on the computer where I deconstruct and reconstruct them into well thought out designs with particular attention to positive and negative spaces. 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.

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

Group Exhibits

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

2016    Richardson Civic Arts Society, 
            Membership Exhibition, Richardson, TX 

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

2015    Texas Visual Arts Association,
            Members Exhibition, Plano, TX

2015    Texas Visual Arts Association,
            Reflections Exhibition, Mesquite, TX

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

2014    The McKinney Avenue Contemporary,
            Membership Exhibition, Dallas, TX

2014    Richardson Civic Arts Society, 
            Membership Exhibition, Richardson, TX

AWARDS

  • Southwest Art Magazine

Memberships

  • American Watercolor Society
  • Southwestern Watercolor Society
  • Texas Visual Arts Association
  • Richardson Civic Arts Society

Education

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