I have been an artist all my life, focusing on the decorative arts. While studying fashion and illustration at Parsons School of Design, I became fascinated with the subtleties and boldness that a line could produce.
I have traveled the world, inspired by the art and culture of exotic places, then interpreting and incorporating the styles and images to create exciting works of my own in the field of fine art, fashion and interiors. I have travelled extensively throughout India, China, Africa, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, South America, and Europe.
My passion involves bringing art to life through my clients' homes, workplaces, and wardrobes.
My work has included hand painted interior furnishings, stage, party and set designs, murals, objets d'art, tableware, tiles and fabrics. The background surfaces have varied from the traditional canvas/paper/cotton/linen, to leather, suede, Lucite, wood, straw, silks, mirror, and sailcloth. I am fearless!
I have worked in fashion for 20 years designing, manufacturing and selling my own collections of women's apparel to over 500 of the finest women's boutiques, catalogs and upscale department stores nationally and internationally. These include Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel, The Horchow Collection and private clients such as Lee Radziwell, Bianca Jagger, and Faye Dunaway.
I have extensive experience working with vendors, high end retailers, and customers.
I was featured at Mitchell's Drink and Draw event co-sponsored with the Westport, CT Arts Center and I appear on Mitchells' website, their Fall 2013 M Magazine (click on page at left to enlarge). I was also featured in Westport News for my artwork in the Westport Arts Center's 'Foodies' Show. (click on page at left to enlarge).
The promotional video (below, left) for the Westport Arts Center in which I am prominently featured. On the right, in a photo by Helen During, is Westport artist Miggs Burroughs admiring my freshly painted boots, which I wore to an Arts Center brunch.