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About the Artist

I currently serve as Chief Exploration Officer in my home studio in St. Augustine, Florida.

I choose bright colors, texture, layers, and happy accidents to create artwork that invite you to look closer.

I create collages with mixed media: acrylic paint and oil pastels, inspired words, fragments, hand lettering, and mono printing with a gel plate.

I re-purpose old books, dictionaries, and sheet music - giving new life to discarded materials.

Words to live by: “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I , an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” - Emile Zola

About Me

I had sand between my native Florida toes from birth to 1974 on the dunes of Jacksonville Beach, followed by a stint in the fragrant orange groves of Central Florida. After graduating high school with 113 other small-towners, I set off for the big old world and managed to get all the way to South Carolina for college where I majored in psychology. Post-college, after extended rambles in Wales and Cornwall, I settled in Orlando, Florida where I was active in the arts community for over 30 years.

I have spent my professional life in higher education, museum programming, and for the last 10 years as an art gallery manager.

I took a sabbatical in 2017, to enrich my art practice, strengthen my skills, and tap into the universal reservoir of creativity. It led me to make a move in 2018 to St. Augustine, FL where I am close to my family and continue to expand my art practice.