I have always been an artist. My earliest memories are of dancing and making pictures; both to music. After a 20 year career as a professional ballet dancer I worked as a baker and pastry maker, apprenticing with the renowned former White House chef, Roland Messnier and winning a gold medal trip to France to visit three star restaurants.
In 1993 I earned a BFA in painting and enjoyed a career as a gallery painter. I discovered the immediacy and versatility of digital imaging as an art form and have worked with a series of digital cameras, archival printers and Macintosh computers that I came to love as much as point shoes and oil paints.
What I have discovered about being an artist is that the creative spirit is is adaptable to almost any medium....dancing is baking or painting or designing and building costumes or creating flower arrangements. The artist gathers information, sorts images, arranges them and expresses an idea in any available media. To work professionally, consistently and even ‘under the gun’ is the result of excellent training and discipline, which I have had the privilege to receive.