I grew up in the Saratoga County suburban town of Clifton Park, New York. A child of the 1970s, watching hours of “Brady Bunch,” “Let’s Make a Deal,” and “The Walton’s,” I have a fondness for all things kitschy American!
I received my BS in art studio from SUNY Potsdam and MS in Art Education from the College of Saint Rose. In 2012, I became a National Board Certified Art Teacher. Teaching since 2005 in the Schenectady City School District, NY, I make art every day with inner-city students. While cathartic and deeply gratifying, it is just one dimension of who I am. This fall, I will be teaching at Shenendehowa High School, at the very school I attended!
This summer (June 21-Sept. 23), I will be painting and sharing everyday, a painting sparked by a childhood summer memory.
I hope you enjoy my stories and my paintings. Maybe they will even trigger a memory from your own childhood! If you are interested in purchasing, commissioning a work, or just want to follow my journey, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you! The paintings are for sale on Ebay.