I was born and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. As a child I was given painting lessons with my mothers talented Hungarian friend Magda, a beautiful eccentric artist and terrific cook. To this day garlic and turpentine remain two of my favorite scents. 

I received my BFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, (SMFA) majoring in Printmaking and Art History. I then moved to San Francisco where I started working as a graphic designer, eventually relocating to Los Angeles. I continue to do graphics and I teach art to children ages 5-11. I also run workshops on encaustic painting to adults. Keep an eye out for future workshops.

 

Works Exhibited
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, Calabasas, CA   May 2015
Solo Show, Coal & Ice Boutique, LA, CA  Dec 22 –  2017
MAKING YOUR MARK Group show, EAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM    Sept 21 – Oct 18th 2016
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, Calabasas, CA   Ribbon Awardee May 2016
Malibu Arts Festival, CA   July 2015
Art in the Art House: Group Show, Pasadena, CA   July 2015
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, Calabasas, CA   May 2015
Art Center: Holiday Show, Camarillo, CA   Dec 2014
Toluca Lake Fine Art Festival, Burbank, CA   Nov 2014
LAX WAX Art: Reaction To Art Under Fire, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, CA  Oct 2014
LAX WAX Art: Contemporary Encaustic, WAV Gallery, Ventura, CA   July 2014
Art In The Park Fine Arts Festival, Ojai, CA   May 2014
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, Calabasas, CA   May 2014
Shannan Colburn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA   2013 – 2014
LGOCA, Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA   2013
LA Art Walk, Sept 2012
ArtGust 2012 Group Show, Gallery Godo, Glendale, CA   August 2012
Adagio Gallery, Palm Desert, CA   2011 – 2012
Group Show, The Workmen’s Circle, Los Angeles, CA   2005
Cooperative Etching Studio, Venice, CA   1991 – 1993

Publications
Nature Inspired: Spring 2016
IEA WAX Digital 2012 Featured Artist
Encaustic Arts Magazine: Winter 2015

Awards
2016 Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, Winner, Illustrious Artist Award
2015 American Art Awards: 3rd place, Bamboo Dreams
2014 American Art Awards: 6th place, Birth of Magnolia

Affiliations
AIGA
International Encaustic Artist
Graphic Artists Guild
LACMA
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
Woman’s Caucus for Art