Born and raised in southeastern Connecticut, it was apparent at an early age that art would play a major roll in my life. My interest in sharing this enthusiasm for art eventually led me to a long and rewarding career in art education. I received a BFA from the University of Hartford Art School where I majored in painting and minored in art education. I went on to earn my Masters Degree from Central Connecticut State University followed by Educational Leadership Courses at the University of Connecticut. My teaching career began at Montville High School before being invited to join the faculty at the prestigious Norwich Art School at the Norwich Free Academy. In addition to teaching, I served as the Director of the Norwich Art School during my last 10 years at NFA; 1997 – 2007. After this gratifying career in art education, I now concentrate my energies on my own artwork and work out of my home based studio, in southeastern Connecticut.
As an artist, my preferred mode of expression is printmaking. I have always enjoyed the physical processes of the medium; the experimentation and getting my hands dirty. The majority of my work is focused on less toxic photopolymer techniques and over the years I have continually honed my skills by taking various classes and participating in professional development workshops. I have been fortunate to work with master printmakers such as Keith Howard, Dale Bradley and Michael Mazur and have shared my experiences and expertise with others through workshops and classes. My work has been exhibited in numerous regional & national exhibitions and my award winning prints can be found in public and private collections.
I have served on the boards of various art organizations including the Mystic Art Association and The Norwich Arts Council Co-Op Gallery. I’m a member of The Printmakers Network of Southern New England, The Friends of Slater Museum, The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and The Boston Printmakers. Upon my retirement from teaching, I now concentrate my energies on my own art and work out of my home-based studio.