If anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I was growing up, I would have answered, an artist.
I graduated college with a B.A. in CulturaI Anthropology and my intent was to stay an additional semester and study art but life threw me a curve.
I was offered a fabulous job first as a magazine editor at Mademoiselle and then as Fashion Directror of Seventeen Magazine for a total of 10 years. Following that I became Visual Display Director and Merchandise Manager for Unique Clothing Warehouse, a counter-culture emporium in Greenwich Village for another 3 years. I left Manhattan for Chappaqua, NY and I met a very gifted artist, Terry Robbins, who held classes in her studio. While others in the class were doing Georgia O'Keefe style flowers, I was painting Lions and Chimpanzees from photos that appeared in National Geographic.
Recently I have been studying with Althea Ericsson, a well-known portrait artist, and Steve Parton, who has studios in Manhattan and Westport. Steve also teaches at Sivermine School in New Canaan, CT.
My work has been shown in 4 shows at the Wilton Library, “Art to the Avenue” in Greenwich, CT and “Artwalk” in Ridgefield, CT.
I live in Wilton, CT and have two lovable Labs who are my inspiration each day. I am an advocate for animal rights, both domesticated and in the wild.