I grew in Maryland and DC. We were a low income-high creativity family. My mother was a sucessful short fiction writer at a time when women were encouraged to be housewives. My father was a journalist. I got scholarships to Pratt Institute and moved to Brooklyn. In 1987, I made the journey west to New Mexico because of the natural beauty and open space. I've lived longer in New Mexico than anywhere else. I have a beautiful studio in Santa Fe where I earn my living by painting, teaching art, and helping people through art therapy. I still miss NYC and visit often.
My work is represented by the First Street Gallery in NYC and also by Ralph Greene Gallery in Albuquerque. I've exhibited my art nationally since the mid 80's, experiencing times when I was strongly focused on exhibiting and selling, and other times when creating was primary and the marketing part of the process was less significant. Because of what I have to communicate at this time, getting exposure for my work is extremely important.
My pastels have been included in exhibitions through the Smithsonian Institute, Las Cruces Museum, Millicent Rogers Museum, Brooklyn Museum and are also collected in New Mexico through purchase awards through NM Art in Public Places. My art is represented in numerous private and corporate collections, including the Jack Ziegel Collection, Monk-Feldman Collection, collection of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Natalie Goldberg Collection, NYNEX Corporation, and the Ghost Ranch Conference Center Collection.
In 2014, 2016, and 2017 my pastels and mixed media paintings were featured in exhibitions at the First Street Gallery in Chelsea. In June of 2015, Wheelhouse Art in Santa Fe presented my work in a two person exhibition Revealing Natures.
Recently my abstract landscapes were published on covers of The New Mexico Poetry Review and The Number of Names, a collection of poetry by Donald Levering. I am also a published poet and my writing is included in numerous journals. The poem Harry's Table was a prize winner in the New Mexican Poetry Contest
I have been lucky to be granted fellowships to the Virginia Center for Creative Arts as an artist in residence four times, most recently in October-November, 1987 I have also been an artist in residence at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (twice) in Temecula, Ca; the David and Julia White Colony (twice) in Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica and the Flower Camp in Harrison, Virginia.