Looking back at my very first memories, around the age of four, I was always drawing. I can vividly recall receiving that first watercolor set and sketchbook. I spent hours at the dining room table in our small apartment in Queens, NY, creating a cat, dog, and owl.  I can also fondly remember opening (and smelling) my first box of Crayola crayons! Thanks, Mom and Dad. I haven't stopped drawing since!

After attending a special Visual Arts School for several of my high school years, I went on to study graphic design and painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and Design. I happily painted for years until I happened upon a printmaking class at Abington Art Center, taught by Patricia Shaw Lima in 2000 (please spend some time on Pat's beautiful website and enjoy her gorgeous and intriguing work!). I was immediately drawn to collagraphs and although I have experimented with other techniques, I still find this form of printmaking extremely versatile and compelling. This community of talented and active printmakers has taught me so very much about the press, inks, techniques and art but most importantly, life. I am so grateful for their years of tutoring and their indelible friendships. Most of us now print in the beautiful new Printmaking Workshop Studio and Gallery in Jenkintown, PA owned and directed by Patricia Shaw Lima. 

Of course, the most significant influence on my work is my extraordinary family. My favorite activities always include my incredibly supportive and loving husband and my two beautiful and talented daughters. They are my heart and soul and, by far, my deepest inspiration and most valuable education. Of course, Rocco, our dog, would be hurt if I excluded him. He does seem to have a gift for insinuating himself into most situations!

Solo Exhibits

2016-17 Silent Conversations 705 West Printshop and Gallery, Jenkintown, PA

2012 Kramer Gallery, Gratz College,  Elkins Park, PA

2011 Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2011  Staircase Gallery, Or Hadash, Fort Washington, PA

2009  The Pause Between the Notes, Ryan John Art Salon, Philadelphia, PA

2002  First Prints  The Frame House, Elkins Park, PA

Group Shows 

2014 705 West Printshop and Gallery , Jenkintown, PA 

2010  Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2009  Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists,  SPP Gallery Conshohocken, PA

2008  Under Pressure: Seven Printmakers, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2008  American Color Print Society 65th Members Exhibit,  Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007  American Color Print Society 64th Members Exhibit,  The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show,  Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2006  Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show,  Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2006  American Color Print Society 63rd Members Exhibit,  Cheltenham Arts Center, Cheltenham, PA

1988  Group Exhibit,  Washington, D.C. 

Awards 

2009  Juror's Choice Award  Juror: Carol Wisker,  MCGOPA, SPP Gallery

2007  Honorable Mention  Juror: Roger Lapelle,  American Color Print Society

2007  Best in Show  Juror: Bridgette Mayer,  Abington Art Center Juried Show

1983  National Foundation for the Advancement in Arts, Presidential Scholars Semi Finalist

1983  Art Director's Club Young Artist Award,  Washington D.C.