I grew up in the suburbs in Southern Maryland outside of Washington D.C.. Creativity was always around me as both of my grandmothers were artist in their own right and my mother, although not an artist per se, was always able to pull out her mad skills when needed. All of them, including our nation's capital, gave me very strong creative roots. Outside of family D.C. gave me the perfect platform to explore other artistic influences. The plethora of galleries at my door became like second homes at times. At 16 I even had the honor of winning a Scholastic Art contest and had my work displayed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. As a young adult, I spent a lot a time traveling across our beautiful country, as well as abroad in Europe and Northern Africa exploring life and art before settling in sunny Florida. I really love the Daytona Beach area and am happy to call it home for over 20 years now. In that time I've created original paintings, bulbs, prints, painted furniture, CD cover art, ceramic ware, murals and illustrated the children’s storybook, Princess Rain and the Dragon. I love to help people find the artist within and for the past 10 years, I’ve coordinated the Central Florida Girl Scout Art Gala, which is now held during Art in the Park, inside The Casements historical museum. In 2012 I had the honor of painting a time capsule commemorating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts which is on display at The Casements. When I’m not painting, I’m spending time with my husband, four daughters and our many critters.