Originally from Philadelphia, I had a strong interest in art from a very young age. I got a Textile Design degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences and went off to New York City to design fabrics for both mens' and womens' fashions. After 10 years in that field, I landed in the corporate world for a long time- and for that long time, my art was relegated to a just a hobby. After meeting my husband ( a Bay Area resident) in 1995 and moving west to join him, I knew it was time to get back into the studio. Beginning with drawing and watercolor classes, I have studied and taken workshops with many nationally known artists. I paint primarily in watercolor because I love the surprise of it. It's fluid, it moves- it seems to have a life of it's own and I just coax it along. Lately, I have been working with watercolor on Japanese rice paper, using wax as a resist, to create a more textured 'batik' like finish- a tribute to my textile days.