My love for visual arts started at a young age. My parents kept me well-stocked in art supplies, and I had a special Aunt K who taught me how to paint.  In elementary school, it was the library filled with beautifully illustrated books by Maurice Sendak, Virginia Lee Burton, and Ludwig Bemelmans where my love for illustration, type, and color began. Throughout my teenage years, I attended watercolor workshops and studied under Jack Flynn, AWS. I went on to study Fine Art and Illustration at Paier College of Art. After graduating from Paier, I moved to Mystic, CT and continued my education at Rhode Island School of Design and the Lyme Academy of Art. Now with over 25 years of experience, I can be found creating in my Old Mystic, CT studio. When I am not behind my computer or dabbling with a paintbrush, I am enjoying nature and looking for inspiration.