A life long painter, learner, and collaborator based in Philadelphia, PA.
My work reflects my joy in the process of painting and drawing. Expressive abstract paintings and works of abstracted realism of figures and landscapes reveal my interest in nature and the play between color, form, value, and line.
After my BA in fine arts and a Masters in Education, I worked with students of all ages in the School District of Philadelphia. Eventually I mentored and coached adults in the district and at universities in the city, teaching undergraduate and graduate art education students.
In recent years I have developed my studio practice, and I continue to push my learning and expertise. Creating art has been my life’s work while exploring and building a personal creative voice. The authentic expression of hands, heads and hearts working together influence my creative process. I’m thrilled when my work also excites others.
Our studio building houses a group of artists who each practice their unique art in their own studio and who collaborate regularly on events, shows as well as offering feedback upon request.
Art2Life Creative Visionary Program (CVP) is an international membership group of artist led by renowned artist Nicholas Wilton who teaches art principles and provides structures for collaboration and coaching of the many diverse artists.
Graduate Students Collaboration
Creative Collaboration by Art Educators as they implement their thesis work. Graduate students at Moore College of Art & Design practice effective engagement strategies to use with their students.
Specific engagement strategies enhance their thesis work. Thesis presentation
In collaboration with Poet and Filmmaker Vic Compher MSW, we developed curriculum for his powerful film as a tool supporting enlightenment of students about human resilience and empathy. We piloted the curriculum with youth mentors at Mothers In Charge (MIC) in Philadelphia.
The project has developed into a comprehensive training program that addresses secondary trauma for caregivers.
ACN is a national membership group of artists of a variety of media who coach each other on their own goals. As a member and co-leader of a network of diverse artists in Philadelphia, we collaborate and coach each other on our own goals and creative work.