I began drawing and painting with my mother while I was still in the single digits of my existence. I studied Architecture at the University of Florida but ended up working in computer technologies for the better part of my professional life, 12 years of which was spent as a graphic designer and marketing manager for a European Linen retailer.
In late 2018 I decided to leave the conventional workforce behind and pursue my want to create. I still enjoy contract web and graphic design but, painting and drawing are my heart’s desire. I am a member of the Art League of Jacksonville, the Vice President of the Jacksonville Artists Guild, and the Vice President of the Art Center Cooperative, Inc.
I am a 2-D Artist who works primarily with acrylic on canvas. I also use a variety of mixed media. My current works depict Jacksonville and Florida as a whole. My paintings are influenced by the architecture, people, landscape, and industry of my city and state. My bright illustrative style invites an emotional connection to a time and place. I enjoy the combination of bright acrylic colors, washes, charcoal and ink. I am currently working on a Series titled, “Vintage Florida” which was inspired by a diner placemat depiction of Florida.
Individual Exhibitions May 2021 - Vintage Florida, Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville Fl Aug 12 - Dec 11th, Dance Connects Us, Florida Ballet, Jacksonville Fl Jan 2020, Featured Artist - The Art Center Cooperative Gallery, Jacksonville, Fl Sep 2019, Cool Moose Cafe, Jacksonville, Fl
Juried Exhibitions / Shows Jan 2021, Gallery 1037 at Reddi-Arts, Jacksonville, Fl Aug 2020, Essence of Jacksonville – MOSH, Jacksonville, Fl Jul 2020, First-Place, Tune-In, The Art Center Cooperative Gallery, Jacksonville, Fl Jul 2020, Where the Wild Women Go, FemArt, Jacksonville, Fl Mar 2020, Fresh Paint at Gallery 1037 Reddi-Arts - Jacksonville Artists' Guild May 2019, The Naughty Show – The Vault at 1930, Jacksonville, Fl Apr 2019, Five Points - RAP Home Tour Preview Silent Auction, Jacksonville, Fl Apr 2019, Art House – RAP Home Tour, Jacksonville, Fl Feb 2019, Judges Choice, Celebrating Jacksonville – South Kitchen, Jacksonville, Fl