I grew up & went to college in California; was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil; married a Brazilian & lived in Rio de Janeiro, subsequently in Chappaqua, New York & then in Ludlow, Vermont. Currently residing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
I’ve taken many art classes & workshops (in printmaking, stone carving, oil painting, portraits & painting the human figure, abstract art, & collage) at the Escola de Belas Artes & The Centro de Pesquisa de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pa; SUNY Purchase, NY; the Fletcher School of Arts & Crafts, Ludlow, VT; the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT; the Landgrove Inn, Landgrove, VT; Cheap Joe’s, Boone, NC; the Boca Raton Museum School of Art, Boca Raton, FL, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL; The Stone & Sculpture Center, Rutland, VT.
Exhibits: Sesquicentenário Mostra de Arte, São Paulo, Brasil; Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT; Hunter & Lea Gallery, Ludlow, VT; Artists’ Guild Gallery, Boca Raton Museum Art, Delray, FL; The Art School of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL; South Side Cultural Art Center, Ft, Lauderdale, FL; International Plaza, Boca Raton, FL; First Coast Cultural Center, Jacksonville Beach, FL; Bethel Gallery, Presbyterian Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
B.A. Psychology, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA; M.A. Comparative & International Education, Teachers College, Columbia Univ., NY, NY; J.D, Fordham University School of Law, NY, NY; L.LM (Taxation), New York University School of Law, NY, NY.
In my previous incarnation I did international tax & estate planning for wealthy Latin Americans.
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Memories of the exotic people & animals I’ve seen, the beauty & fragility of the places I’ve visited in my world travels, & man-made patterns & those found in nature—-all inspire my work. The mystery of other life in the universe & recognition that we‘ve had undetected interstellar visitors, often play into my abstract creations. I consider my materials & envision ways to use them to create the images & express the emotions that come with them—inventing, adding, subtracting, sometimes erasing altogether until the image is realized.