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In the late 1990s, I moved from Northern California to NYC to study art at Cooper Union. Since then, I have continued to draw, paint, embroider and make pottery. I am also privileged to work with people at both ends of the life cycle, as a social worker and a teacher. I am inspired by Japanese design, folk art, the ocean and my work with young children, among other things.

I live and work in the city of Beacon, NY, in the Hudson Valley. The Hudson River is frozen into chunks of floating ice in the winter and, in warmer seasons, it shimmers in the sunlight. You can watch Bald Eagles diving for food in the river in the early morning. I love to be close to nature.