I was born in New Jersey, lived in Arizona for over 40 years, and then moved to Northern California. Art has always been an integral part of my life. I grew up within an hour’s drive of Manhattan, and thus spent a good deal of my formative years in the museums of New York City.
My educational studies at Arizona State University focused on education and fiber arts. As a working artist and weaver, I sold works to many individuals and corporations around the country. As a partner and director of Construct Gallery in Phoenix, I represented, exhibited, and sold one-of-a-kind and limited-edition furniture and sculpture. And as the developer of an art/design business called ARTicipate Design Concepts, I built furniture and interactive sculptures for hospitals and medical facilities around the country.
I was an art educator for over 20 years, teaching visual art both in the Scottsdale Unified School District and as an Adjunct Faculty at Scottsdale Community College. I continued to work in my studio during all the years I taught school.
Travel and art are integral aspects of my life. My husband and I have traveled to numerous countries around the world, including: Peru, Japan, Bali, Brazil, Israel, Mexico, Ghana, Turkey and throughout most of Europe. Each country has influenced my art in some way.
My work is constantly evolving – creating art is an open-ended process that I enjoy doing in my studio or in locations around the world.
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"Journey" Solo Exhibition,
Olson, 901 1st St. Benicia, CA
January 15 - April 13
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