Born and raised on Long Island, the natural ecosystem, chroma, and luminosity, became embedded as eventual influencers on my work. A diverse group of people from other parts of the globe (through my father’s textile design and import business), brought contrasts and politics to my doorstep at an early age.
I returned to paint as my primary means of artistic expression in the last few years. A viewer might first see bold simplicity in my work based on forms and selected coloration. However, as I paint my figures, my message is focused on empowerment, bold strengths, a certain level of vulnerability, and expression of inner beauty.