I was born in
Baltimore, Maryland. At the age of twelve, while my peers were
outside playing hide and go seek, I began to spend hours in my room
drawing and painting. At the age of 16, I attended the Maryland Institute,
College of Art and was awarded the Ferguson Merit Scholarship and
graduated Magna Cum Lauda with a BFA in Art Education and Photography.
After graduation, in 1976, I taught in the Baltimore City Public School
system until 1979, when I left
moved to San Francisco, where I continued teaching in public schools. In
1984, I continued my journey to Los Angeles, where I currently live. Since
1992, I've been the art specialist at Maimonides Academy in Los Angeles.
When I'm not teaching, I work as a graphic artist creating paintings,
computer graphics, greeting cards, murals, doing lyengar yoga, or taking
hikes with my lovely Saschadog.
My art is inspired from my deep love of nature, animals, and children.
Through a variety of media, I am able to bring this passion into the world
for others to enjoy. My work is joyful, exploring my inner soul, yet a
highly personal journey where I work through emotional experiences.
When I feel emotional about a subject, I turn towards my art as a source
of balance. I take my feelings into a concrete form which enables me to
free the feeling and release it to the outside world.
|Missions & goals
My main goal is to be able to communicate through different art mediums
inner visions from my heart to yours.
|As a child, it was easier for me to communicate my feelings through
drawing, painting, photography, and poetry. While others were able to
communicate through their words, I was better able to communicate my
feelings by the use of art as the vehicle to express myself. My goal as an
artist is to continue to express these reflections of the self.
|I watch children freely express themselves. I too, will continue to
express the inner experiences of my life using art as the tool and vehicle
for this transformation.
|My artwork is original and inspired by experiences with the world around
me. Art has become a road to completeness.
My work is full of joy and spontaneity. It helps me to express my deep
feelings for beauty, life, and love. By creating art, I feel complete and
learn more about my own abilities and feelings.
Art is a conscious and unconscious journey. Through art, I feel life, I
feel its pulse, its rhythm, its music, and its silence. Art creates prana
(breath), balance, and peace.
|Since the beginning of time, art has been the universal language. From the
ancient artist who engraved symbols on rocks, to the arts to today, the
unspoken words, the symbols, the colors, the forms, have drawn us together
where no boundaries of worlds, no boundaries of color, no boundaries of
race stand between us.
|We are all brothers and sisters on this planet called Earth. Art connects
us, art is our tool for peace on this planet. I am proud to be a part of
this link, this eternal chain, this unspoken language.