I am a fine artist who works in a variety of media, including: acrylic, watercolor. collage, and sculpture. The purpose of my work is not to produce recognizable renderings of my subject matter. Manipulating the field of space on the paper surface by use of color and shape is my main focus. I want the area of color to define the boundaries of each shape. I strive to accomplish the integrity of surface, medium and imagery working together to communicate a message to the viewer.
My work won many awards, the last being an honorable mention for a collage in the juried show at the Queens Historical Society. I teach photography and animation to middle school students in New York City. This year I had the honor of receiving the NYCATA/UFT Art Teacher Award. In the summer of 2013 I was given a grant to practiced my art at the Byrdcliffe Art Residence Program, in Woodstock New York developed and led numerous local, city and state educational art initiatives. Prior to teaching I worked in the publishing industry. I received my Masters Degree in Art and Education and hold a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting. I credit my love of New York City’s urban landscape as my greatest influence.